Talking You Through: Traffic Information and Car Radio, 1950s-now

This project examines the history and contemporary practices of traffic radio in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands (1950s-now). Which technologies and organisational forms have been developed to gather and transmit traffic information across radio? How has this information been presented to and appropriated by drivers? And how can a historical-comparative understanding of traffic radio inform us on high-quality traffic information today and contribute to sustainable mobility?

Marith Dieker is a PhD candidate at Maastricht University. Previously, she worked as a research assistant in the Sonic Skills project, organising the Sonic Science Festival that took place in January 2015 and assisting other members of project with their on-going research. Before this, she finished her research master in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (CAST).”

PhD candidate: Marith Dieker (MSc)

Promotor: Prof. dr. Karin Bijsterveld

Funding: NWO Humanities.

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