Alfred Fuhr Tu MüNchen

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Alfred Fuhr Tu MüNchen

  1. 1. "AvD. We'll always find a way" The Institute for Traffic Sociology at AvD and its work TU München June 21, 2009 Alfred Fuhr
  2. 2. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We are constantly confronted with bad news about traffic
  3. 3. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We are constantly confronted with bad news about traffic
  4. 4. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We are constantly confronted with traffic jam solutions
  5. 5. "AvD. We'll always find a way" A new traffic jam phenomenon in Germany, and a form of mobility which has nothing to do with moving from A to B
  6. 6. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Early traffic science: measuring drivers' behaviour
  7. 7. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Homo sapiens and the love affair with his car
  8. 8. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Media comments about traffic, about trends & paradoxes Traffic sociologists at work
  9. 9. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Risk assessment for media <ul><li>Using literature, studies, statistics & evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>analyses of driving & in-car behaviour, accidents etc. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Information agency for clients and partners Institute for Traffic sociology Some of our publications:
  11. 11. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Institute for Traffic sociology collecting & evaluating data for studies on traffic, technology and target group behaviour user-oriented sociological research studies, statistics & evaluations reconstructions of motives: Automobile Habitus understanding customers' strategies
  12. 12. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Traffic sociology and medicine
  13. 13. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot;
  14. 14. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; The role of AvD has changed over the years
  15. 15. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; We organize vintage car races and other events
  16. 16. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot;
  17. 17. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; The chauffeur licence first issued by AvD was the forerunner of our modern drivers licences
  18. 18. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Accidents have always been a normal hazard for drivers postcard printed for his survivors
  19. 19. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Nowhere has the car had a more profound impact than in the United States, where the modern system of automobility was pioneered
  20. 20. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot;
  21. 21. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; the struggle between tough guys and pretty boys
  22. 22. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Nowhere has the car had a more profound impact than in the United States, where the modern system of automobility was pioneered
  23. 23. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Nowhere has the car had a more profound impact than in the United States, where the modern system of automobility was pioneered
  24. 24. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; the struggle between tough guys and pretty boys
  25. 25. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot;
  26. 26. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Risk assessment Ulrich Beck: Risk assesment cannot be scruitinised in isolation by just one discipline; it cannot be developed and pinned down by just one set of rationality Risk assesment is a symbiosis that has not yet been fully recognized! Pierre Bourdieu: Researcher takes on the perspectives of his research subject as well as that of the observer. Some basic theories used in traffic sociology Habitus combines: the objective study of the world with reflexive knowledge of the subject(s) of the study
  27. 27. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot;
  28. 28. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Mao Tse Tung
  29. 29. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; An ambivalence between fascination and disgust has accompanied the motor car from is early days to our time
  30. 30. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot;
  31. 31. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Automobility is a human evolutionary strategy. Its symbol has evolved from a fiction of &quot;divine horseless carriages&quot; to the car
  32. 32. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Automobility is a human evolutionary strategy. Its symbol has evolved from a fiction of &quot;divine horseless carriages&quot; to the modern &quot;connected&quot; car
  33. 33. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; SENSO CAR (Rinspeed)
  34. 34. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Toyota pod passenger cabin recognises how you feel today
  35. 35. &quot;AvD. We'll always find a way&quot; Risky traffic communication between two men and a woman

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