University of Michigan Law School
The Law and Mobility Program and the Journal of Law and Mobility are a resource for scholarship, analysis, and information concerning law connected and automated vehicles and new mobility concepts.
ARTICLES & Essays
By Silvia Stuchi Cruz and Sonia Paulino
This article aims to discuss the relationship between social innovation and public services on active mobility. Two active mobility initiatives are considered in the city of São Paulo, and analyzed based on 11 variables that characterize social innovation. Through the mapping of recent Brazilian regulatory frameworks for active mobility and a low-carbon economy, we can propose the following relationship: the more local (municipal) the public policy, the greater its social influence and participation. However, despite the advances indicated by both experiences of active mobility analyzed (highlighting the role of organized civil society), and by the progress in the regulatory framework, until now innovative practices in the local context have been restricted to the treatment of pedestrian spaces. Therefore, there exists a great potential for the continued introduction of innovations in the improvement and scale of public services for pedestrian mobility, following the paradigm of sustainable urban mobility, and based on social participation. Read more > >
Your data says a lot about you, and widescale adoption of connected and automated vehicles (AVs) will create mountains of data that says even more. Based on location data alone, AV companies may know where you live, where you work, what you like to do in your free time, who you hang out with, and possibly even your religious and political beliefs. And, again, this is just based on location data; AV companies will also have extensive records of your biometric and financial information. Overall, AVs can provide constant and near-comprehensive surveillance.
Week 2 of the 2021 Law and Mobility Conference opened with a discussion, moderated by C. Ndu Ozor, focusing on a variety of topics: inequalities and equity issues in our transportation system, how to prevent new transportation tech from exacerbating these issues, and how new tech can potentially help correct injustices.