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Driverless Vehicles Focus Groups
To understand public concerns and perspectives on driverless vehicles, CSPO worked with the Kettering Foundation, an institution committed to democratic deliberation as a way for people to collectively address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation. We spoke with diverse focus groups of members of the public to identify their concerns with respect to self-driving vehicles, so that their voices and values are part of the development and diffusion of this powerful emerging technology.
See the gallery of our conversations in Cumberland, MD, and Baltimore, MD, here.
We produced an issue guide that can be used for community-based, deliberative conversations about autonomous vehicles. The guide can be downloaded at the National Issues Forums website or here: Driverless Vehicles: What Priorities Should Be at the Top of Our List?
Daniel Sarewitz, “Science and the Cultivation of Public Judgment,” Connections (2017): 67-71.
Nicholas Felt, “Naming and Framing Citizen Concerns about Emerging Technology,” As We Now Think (Dec. 12, 2017).