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The Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles: A Socio-Technical Transition Perspective

Fatih Canıtez


This paper reviews the autonomous vehicle (AV) trials around the world and proposes a socio-technical transition (multi-level perspective) approach for facilitating the adoption of AVs in countries. Built on a comprehensive literature review and a review of ongoing AV trials and tests around the world, this paper utilizes both theoretical and empirical approaches in understanding the dynamics of AV adoption. Three AV transition models (government support, industry push and public transport oriented) are proposed to help countries introduce and adopt AVs as part of their transport systems.

Keywords: Autonomous Vehicles, Multi-Level Perspective, Socio-Technical Transition

Jel Classification: C46

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Canıtez, F. (2021). The Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles: A Socio-Technical Transition Perspective. Alphanumeric Journal, 9(2), 143-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.17093/alphanumeric.847241


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Volume 9, Issue 2, 2021

Pages 143-162

Received: Dec. 26, 2020

Accepted: July 9, 2021

Published: Dec. 31, 2021

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