Tuesday, July 11 – 4:00pm
Ethnomethods of Mobile Machines in Road Traffic
Facilitators: Barry Brown & Eric Laurier
The panel will look at how drivers make sense of and drive with systems that assist, augment and/or substitute for drivers. It will build upon existing EMCA studies of the local organisation of traffic, technology and mobility.
Barry Brown – University of Stockholm
Eric Laurier – University of Edinburgh
The normal natural troubles of autonomous cars
Self-driving cars raise interesting problems around establishing quite what the automated driver is up to, for both the driver of the car and other members of traffic cohorts. In this study we draw upon video recordings of self-driving cars in traffic to examine how their actions are made sense of.
Erik Vinkhuyzen – Nissan Research Center
Supervising autonomous driving technology: Some initial observations
Autonomous vehicles require supervision by their drivers and in this paper will present data of supervisory practices from two settings. The first is with a self-driving vehicle and the second with a driving instructor, the comparison will under-line their significant differences.
Tristan Thielmann – University of Siegen
Driving with the ETAK Navigator: An ethnomethodology of digital wayfinding
Drawing from a historical ethnography of ETAK Navigator users, this paper will describe the praxeologies of an early form of digitally assisted navigation. The analysis will detail the accountability of 4 schema: diagrammed origins, diagrammed passage events, diagrammed destinations, “on-screen-specific” displayed orientates of origins, events & destinations.