CSP&O and its partners design the US Driverless vehicles debates

In mid-April, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and its local partners, the Museum of Science in Boston, the Center for Smart Cities and Regions at Arizona State University, and the University of Maryland, convened meetings to design the local sessions for the US debates. At these meetings, they…

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Citizen’s debate on driverless vehicles in Aachen

As part of the international consortium of the citizen’s debate on driverless mobility the City of Aachen had jointly with RWTH Aachen University invited 2000 people to the register for the debate on 6 April 2019. 180 people have applied, 100 of them were eventually invited to participate. “This response…

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A first Citizens’ Debate on Autonomous Mobility in Aachen, Germany

On 6 April 2019, the first Citizens’ Debate on Autonomous Mobility in Germany took place in Aachen. This was the opening event of a series of further debates which will take place in Germany in the coming months. Together with our local partners from the city administration of Aachen and…

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Automated Mobility discussed all over Austria

On Saturday April 6, 2019, automated mobility was topic to a citizen’s dialogue in five Austrian cities. Almost 170 people attended the events in Vienna, Linz, Graz, Pörtschach and Salzburg to discuss the potential of the new technology. Automated mobility is an exciting but also sometimes frightening topic. The potential…

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Every opinion counts – The Austrian approach to automated mobility

Automated mobility is a complex topic and it is not only about technology and legal frameworks. It is about trust, trust to surrender control. “The vital trust in new solutions can only be created through a common understanding and open discussions,” explains Martin Russ, Managing Director at AustriaTech. “We need…

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Background: The transition towards automated and connected driving in Germany

The importance for the automotive industry Automated and connected driving is an area of technology of paramount importance for Germany, as it is fundamental for the future of the domestic automotive industry. With around 820,000 employees, this is one of the country’s biggest industries and is still regarded as the…

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Why Keolis is supporting the citizens debate on driverless mobility

As urban growth accelerates and mobility needs increase, the challenge in the coming years will be to develop new mobility solutions that are shared, sustainable, driverless and adapted to passenger expectations (in terms of services). As the world leader in shared and driverless mobility, Keolis puts these new mobility challenges…

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A citizens’ jury to discuss the future of our pension system

In France, the overhaul of the pension system is being steered by the High Commissioner for Pension Reform, Jean-Paul Delevoye. The entire population will be affected so eight debates were held in various regions across the country giving people the chance to set out their questions, wishes and red lines…

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Citizens’ panel on the future of Europe

Three citizens’ debates on the future of Europe were held in 2018: one with 100 citizens whose names were drawn at random in 27 countries, which kicked off the series of consultations; the second with 50 citizens from Franche-Comté and Burgundy in eastern France, also selected at random; and the…

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Europe has found its place among the stars

Has the idea of space, and the opportunities it opens up, become obvious to the general public? The response is positive but not completely clear-cut. On first analysis, some outcomes are particularly noteworthy. According to participants in the Citizens’ debate on Space for Europe organised by Missions Publiques for the…

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