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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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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

stated that automobility and the car are gendered and that the automobile subject represents a male one. His masculinity draws significantly on the steering and controlling of the car as a technological object. At present, driverless cars are a

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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

promoting vehicles as a source of male exhilaration. It also has a driverless vehicle, the XC90, on the road in Sweden and on trials in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Advertisers have used women to promote new technologies such as

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Kathleen Frazer Oswald

might best be described as smart transportation: added information layers making transportation more safe, sane, and synchronized. Horizons of Smart Transportation: Driverless Cars While the car has long been the site of communication

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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

recent interview, to “go by car” will be easier, “but much more important will be the economic and social impact of the loss of skilled jobs—taxi drivers, bus drivers and lorry drivers for example—as business realizes that a driverless vehicle can be

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Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility

Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars

Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

driverless car to explore several different hypotheses. As advanced media and communication technologies, companies, and users become more deeply integrated with the autonomous car’s design and marketing, we seek to explore how they might further mesh

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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

Economy Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman, Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016), 328 pp., 31 illustrations, $29.95 (hardback) Driverless offers an engineering perspective on the requirements and possibilities of

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Getting Behind the Object We Love the Most

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World Victoria and Albert Museum

Robert Braun and Richard Randell

driverless car. … Third is a shift from car ownership to on-demand services. … And finally… the flying car.” “But what challenges,” the exhibit text asked, “will we need to overcome for these trends to become reality?” An alternative question that might have

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Eirini Kasioumi, Anna Plyushteva, Talya Zemach-Bersin, Kathleen F. Oswald, Molly Sauter, Alexandra Ganser, Mustafa Ahmed Khan, Natasha Raheja, Harry Oosterhuis, and Benjamin Fraser

) and suggests imagining what the bit might look like for driverless cars. Explaining that user experience is important in making transportation persuasive, we might ask how much control users must be given over autonomous vehicles to persuade them to