Technological Social Responsibility, Smartcities, and Mobility: Making a Case for People with Disability

Sadaf Shariat, Shahab Gholizadehdastjerd

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a vehicle for transformation has the potential to redefine transport and complex mobility issues. The advent of intelligent transport systems in general and automated transport in particular will be a paradigm shift in a smartcity environment. This paper aims to highlight the concept of technological social responsibility with reference to specific AI interventions in a smart city, as well as the potential of such interventions for society at large and for the transport user, particularly those with mobility issues. The research examines business, legal, and policy issues concerning certain features of smart mobility and human–machine interactions. The idea of this research was born from earlier research where the authors analysed the application of Technological Social Responsibility in selected cases of new and emerging technologies concerning green technology solutions and green IP, smart mobility, and sustainable transport. The results urged the need for more extensive interdisciplinary research in smart mobility to improve knowledge about the introduction of emerging and disruptive technology, as well as to develop new policies and best practices.

Discussing through the lens of corporations’ technological social responsibility, this study highlights the impact of corporations in developing and introducing new technologies to the market, the implications of important business and legal decisions on society, and of the extent to which implementation of a responsible technology policy could contribute to the resolution of vital societal needs (in particular mobility issues and automation in the transport sector in this study).

The results of this research will fill the lacuna of understanding new technologies in transport, the role that corporations play, and the responsibilities that they have in innovation management and the legal position to support or deny a technology in the market. It is beneficial for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers with an interest in TSR, AI in transportation, and the future of mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking Papers Series on Social Responsibility, Ethics & Sustainable Business
EditorsAlin Stancu, Georgiana Grigore, Oana Mogoș, Adina Ionescu, Corina Bunghez
PublisherASE Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2023
Event10th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 14 Sept 202315 Sept 2023


Conference10th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business
Abbreviated title10th ICSR


  • Technological Social Responsibility, Smart transportation, Smartcities, Mobility, Human-machine interaction


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