Emerging forms, spatial and social aspects of networked mobility

Room K
Monday, 31 August 2015
13.00 – 14.45
networked mobility, sharing economy

The emerging globalisation and the post-industrial development influences not only the markets, but all other subsystems of society as well. New trends in transport like carsharing occur in the frame of the network society and change the patterns of mobility. This type of alternative transportation spreads from the United States worldwide and its original aim was to reduce air pollution and traffic jams, creating a more sustainable mobility. By now it is spread among the most developed countries and shows a flourishing example of sharing economy, an internet-based peer-to-peer model which doesn’t require a service provider. The main focus of this empirical research is the penetration of this innovation among Hungarian citizens. Which social groups are the most active users of car sharing? What social and geographical impact could cause this way of transportation? The research may reveal the weaknesses of domestic public transport system and the spatial concentration of the users. On the other hand we can get to know about the main motivation of using telecars in this region. Mapping the users of this peer-to-peer service also allows us to compare the pattern to results of former researches in field of diffusion of innovations.

Dóra Bálint
University of Pécs
dorabalint29 [at]

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