A digitális (auto)mobilitás évtizedei





automobility, sociotechnical imaginaries, post-automobility, science, technology and society studies (STS)


Current conceptualizations of mobility futures deal with autonomous mobility. When discussing the societal impacts, questions revolve around ethical issues, while sustainability considerations bring electromobility to the fore. This paper, however, focuses on the concept of ’automobility’ and discusses how it is possible to step out of the boundaries presented by the imaginary of automobility. In order to do this, the paper (a) discusses the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries;(b) places this into the literature on ’automobility’; (c) shows the basics of a post-automobility imaginary; (d) and discusses the consequences thereof with regard to digital post-automobility and the emergence of a new mobility ecosystem.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Róbert Braun, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna

Senior Research Fellow


Alonso, F., Esteban, C., Calatayud, C., & Sanmartin, J. (2013). Speed and Road Accidents: Behaviors, Motives, and Assessment of the Effectiveness of Penalties for Speeding. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 1(3), 58-64. https://doi.org/10.12691/ajap-1-3-5

Arendt, H. (1958). The Human Condition. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Becker, U. J., Becker, T., & Gerlach, J. (2012). The True Costs of Automobility: External Costs of Cars Overview on existing estimates in EU-27.

Bijker, W. E. (1995). Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge: Massechusets: MIT Press.

Böhm, S., Campbell, J., Land, C., & Paterson, M. (2006). Conceptualizing Automobility. In S. Böhm, J. Campbell, C. Land, & M. Paterson (Eds.), Against Automobility (pp. 3-16). Oxford: Blackwell.

Böhm, S., Jones, C., Land, C., & Paterson, M. (2006). Introduction: Impossibilities of Automobility. The Sociological Review, 54(1_suppl), 3-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2006.00634.x

Bonham, J. (2006). Transport: disciplining the body that travels. In S. Böhm, C. Jones, C. Land, & M. Paterson (Eds.), Against Automobility (pp. 57-74). Oxford: Blackwell.

Braun, R. (2017). Kinotopic consumptionscapes: Impact of autonomous mobility on consumption and sociotechnical futures. Marketing és Menedzsment, 51 (Special issue ICC), 15-26.

Braun, R. (2019a). Artificial intelligence: the socio-political challenges of delegating human decisions to machines.

Braun, R. (2019b). Corporate Stakeholder Democracy. New York/Budapest: CEU University Press.

Brown, M. B. (2015). Politicizing science: Conceptions of politics in science and technology studies. Social Studies of Science, 45(1), 3-30. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312714556694

Brubacher, J. R., Chan, H., Erdelyi, S., Lovegrove, G., & Faghihi, F. (2018). Road Safety Impact of Increased Rural Highway Speed Limits in British Columbia, Canada. Sustainability, 10(10), 3555. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103555

Butler, A. A., Lord, S. R., & Fitzpatrick, R. C. (2016). Perceptions of Speed and Risk: Experimental Studies of Road Crossing by Older People. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0152617. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152617

Canzler, W., & Knie, A. (2016). Mobility in the age of digital modernity: why the private car is losing its significance, intermodal transport is winning and why digitalisation is the key. Applied Mobilities, 1(1), 56-67. https://doi.org/10.1080/23800127.2016.1147781

Carayannis, E. G., Campbell, D., & Rehman, S. (2016). Mode 3 knowledge production: systems and systems theory, clusters and networks. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 5(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13731-016-0045-9

Cass, N., & Manderscheid, K. (2018). The autonomobility system: mobility justice and freedom under sustainability. In N. Cook & D. Butz (Eds.), Mobilities, Mobility Justice and Social Justice (pp. 101-115). London, New York: Routledge.

Cohen, M. J. (2012). The future of automobile society: a socio-technological transition perspective. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(4), 377-390.

Cresswell, T. (2010). Towards a politics of mobility. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 17-31.

Darvas, Á., & Mózer, P. (2004). Kit támogassunk. Esély, 6.

Deleuze, G., & Guattari, F. (Eds.). (1987) (Vols. Vol. 2. Capitalism and Schrizophenia). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Dewandre, N. (2018). Political Agents as relational Selves: rethinking EU Politics and Policy-Making with Hannah Arendt. Philosophy Today, 62(2), 493-519. https://doi.org/10.5840/philtoday2018612222

EC. (2017). EU action to curb air pollution by cars: Questions and Answers. Brussels.

Economist, T. (2006, 28 September 2006). The wheels on the bus. Economist.

Featherstone, M., Thrift, N., & Urry, J. (2005). Automobilities. London: Sage.

Foucault, M. (1986). Space, Knowledge and Power. In The Foucault reader (pp. 239-256.). Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Guerrieri, M., Lo Casto, B., Peri, G., & Rizzo, G. (2015). Embedding “roadside equipment” in the environmental assessment of transportation system: the case of safety barriers. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 6(2), 111-120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40095-014-0155-8

Hansson, N. (2015). "Mobility-things" and consumption: conceptualizing differently mobile families on the move with recent purchases in urban space. Consumption Markets & Culture, 72-91.

Harvey, D. (2005). A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jasanoff, S., & Kim, S.-H. (2009). Containing the Atom: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Nuclear Power in the United States and South Korea. Minerva, (47), 119-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-009-9124-4

Jasanoff, S., & Kim, S.-H. (2015). Dreamscapes of Modernity. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, Fast and Slow. London: Penguin.

Kahneman, D., & Krueger, A. B. (2006). Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(1), 3-24.: https://doi.org/10.1257/089533006776526030

Kröger, F. (2016). Automated Driving in Its Social, Historical and Cultural Contexts. In M. Maurer, J. C. Gerdes, B. Lenz, & H. Winner (Eds.), Autonomous Driving (pp. 41-67). Berlin: Springer.

Krzyzanowski, M., Kuna-Dibbert, B., & Schneider, J. (2005). Health effects of transport-related air pollution. Retrieved from Copenhagen: http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/74715/E86650.pdf

Latour, B. (1996). On actor-network theory. A few clarifications plus more than a few complications. Soziale Welt, 47, 369-381.

Latour, B. (2005). Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. New York: Oxford University Press.

Malhi, Y. (2017). The Concept of the Anthropocene. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 42(1), 77-104. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-102016-060854

Manderscheid, K. (2014). The Movement Problem, the Car and Future Mobility Regimes: Automobility as Dispositif and Mode of Regulation. Mobilities, 9(4), 604-626. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2014.961257

Martens, K. (2016). Transport justice: designing fair transportation systems. New York: Routledge.

Merriman, P. (2009). Automobility and the Geographies of the Car. Geography Compass, 3(2), 586-599. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00219.x

Miller, W. G. (2015). Car Crazy: The battle for supremacy between Ford and Old and the dawn of the automobile age. Philadephia: Perseus Books.

Newman, D. (2013). Cars and consumption. Capital & Class, 37(3), 457-476. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309816813505164

Newman, D. (2016). The Car and the Commons. Review of Radical Political Economics, 48(1), 53-65. https://doi.org/10.1177/0486613415586983

Randell, R. (2017). The microsociology of automobility: the production of the automobile self. Mobilities, 12(5), 663-676. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2016.1176776

Ravazzoli, E., & Torricelli, G. P. (2017). Urban mobility and public space. A challenge for the sustainable liveable city of the future. The Journal of Public Space, 2(2), 37-50. https://doi.org/10.5204/jps.v2i2.91

Robinson, P., & Lowe, J. (2015). Literature reviews vs systematic reviews. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(2), 103-103. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12393

Rovelli, C. (2018). The Order of Time. New York, NY: Riverhead Books/Random House.

Sheller, M., & Urry, J. (2000). The city and the car. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 24(4), 737-757. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00276

Stiglitz, J. (2012). The Price of Inequality. New York: : W. W. Norton.

Stiglitz, J., Sen, A., & Fitoussi, J.-P. (2010). Mismeasuring Our Lives. New York: The New Press.

Urry, J. (2000). Sociology Beyond Societies. London: Routledge.

Urry, J. (2004). The 'System' of Automobility. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4-5), 25-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276404046059

Urry, J. (2006). Inhabiting the car. Sociological Review, 54(1), 17-31. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954x.2006.00635.x

Virilio, P. (2006). Speed and Politics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Volti, R. (1996). A Century of Automobility. Technology and Culture, 37(4), 663-685. https://doi.org/10.2307/3107094

Walks, A. (2015). Driving cities: automobility, neoliberalism, and urban transformation. In A. Walks (Ed.), The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility (pp. 3-20). New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Weber, M. (1925). Wirtschaftsgeschichte: Abriss der universalen Social- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Munich und Leipzig.

Zhang, K., & Batterman, S. (2013). Air pollution and health risks due to vehicle traffic. Science of The Total Environment, 450-451, 307-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.074




How to Cite

Braun, R. (2020). A digitális (auto)mobilitás évtizedei. Vezetéstudomány Budapest Management Review, 51(1), 46–54. https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2020.01.04