Sixth Sense Transport: Exploiting network technologies to transform the transport timetable

Chris Speed, T Cherrett, Nigel Davies, J Dickinson, S Norgate

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The capacity of new mobile technologies to mediate the coordination of activities is altering social and spatial practices and challenging our understanding of the transport network. In stark contrast to a transport system governed by clock-time, through interconnecting the trajectories of people, objects in transit and modes of transport, the Sixth Sense Transport project sets out to experiment with a transformation of the transport timetable.
This speculative paper introduces the 6ST platform and app innovation concept and through the use of storyboards explores how this might serve to anticipate opportunities for connections that are otherwise invisible to current users. The aim of this research is to offer users the potential to re-distribute decision-making processes about travel and offers a critical socio/technical substrate around which new transport habits may emerge. If we provide people with a way to visualise and augment the state of the ‘transport network’, then we might be able to realise more opportunistic and collaborative uses for transport resources and reduce carbon emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
EventRGS-IBG Annual Conference - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20125 Jul 2012


ConferenceRGS-IBG Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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