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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

even more ambitious goal: fully autonomous driving. Existing concepts of the driverless car that may or may not hit the road in a few years’ time differ considerably. Something they all have in common, however, is that the promise of safer and more

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Emma Terama, Juha Peltomaa, Catarina Rolim, and Patrícia Baptista

electric vehicles. Good examples of the adoption of electric mobility in car sharing are EkoRent in Finland and Autolib’ in France. The concept of car sharing may also be affected by the prospective emergence of autonomous driving. 25 The acceptance of

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Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility

Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars

Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

. unveiled its vision for the future of autonomous driving and zero-emission electric vehicles: the Nissan IDS Concept car. Equipped with two different driving modes, Piloted Drive and Manual Drive, the sleek self-driving car presents the first step toward a

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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

this case is associated not with the actual driving but rather with the technology and the changes it is imagined to bring for future societies: “Autonomous driving will turn the car into a commodity, a simple, smart, human-replacing means to an end

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

systems for autonomous driving and of artificial perception—the developers’ “last mile [that] could prove to be a long haul” because the car’s skills would have to be superior to human driving (85). Chapters 6 to 9 trace the history of vehicle automation

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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

–44, here 33–34. 73 Miranda A. Schreurs and Sibyl D. Steuwer, “Autonomous Driving: Political, Legal, Social, and Sustainability Dimensions,” in Maurer et al., Autonomes Fahren , 151–173, here 161–163. 74 Moraglio and Dienel, “Shifts, Turning Points and