Smart Mobility, Age, and Data Justice

Maria Sourbati (Corresponding author), Frauke Behrendt

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Abstract

This article examines converging trends in ageing, digitalisation and datafication in the context of mobility and transport. While mobility data are increasingly captured by (public) transport and mobility as a service (MaaS) providers, Internet of Things (IoT) vehicles, apps and so on, the increasing entanglement of mobility and datafication happens unevenly, for example, in relation to age. This is particularly significant in the light of the rise of data-driven policy-making, and its potential impacts on mobility provision for older people. The article highlights new questions for public policy around data gaps and social inclusion and examines them through a UK case study. The results show that old age and mobility is an area with significant gaps in the data available to policy makers. A key recommendation is for commissioning bodies to develop a strategic approach to structured data gathering and analysis that addresses issues of exclusion from smart public service infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1398-1414
Number of pages17
JournalNew Media & Society
Volume23
Issue number6
Early online date4 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • datafication
  • data justice
  • digital
  • ICT
  • inclusion
  • intelligent transport
  • smart mobility
  • society
  • policy

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