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What could developing transportation technologies learn from unpredictable human variables?
Most of the larger-scale developed technological systems here in the West have Nature and Human-driven systems as their main origin. Today, as a result of the almighty technological advancements, our modern daily lives get subtly carried along the currents of newer automated orders. The issue arises as these progressively banish the value of human action and thinking from the construction of a future society.
By focusing our research on transportation systems we would like to discover the kind of exchange that could be a result of putting together fully automated systems with those remaining environments where human intervention is still valued as the main engine.
By digging into the Human-designed solutions ubiquitous with the Indian reality and its rich hacking culture:
What might be the socio-cultural implications of introducing self-driving technology into Indian society?
What might we in the West learn for the transportation of goods and services in the future?
An Organic flow.
Understanding social interactions in Bangalore and many other places in India is like understanding the flow of rapidly moving water in a stream. In countries like India, a different socio-cultural spectrum takes place.In this region of the world a subconscious process of creation lead by human instinct and necessity are at the core of innovation.
Our ongoing field research aims to find an equilibrium where self-driving developing technologies don't uniformise needs across cultures or substitute local codes of communication. Instead, nourish from the cultural re-appropriation of these technologies and spot opportunities for innovation, in how people spontaneously adapt and extend the scope of these technologies to serve the real needs of a specific culture/community?