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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

understudied aspect of autonomous vehicles. With the car and systems of automobility being “redesigned” and “reengineered,” gendered practices are also likely to change—the question is how and in what ways. 14 We see two tendencies that will constitute the

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Autonomous Vehicles and Gender

A Commentary

Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

As Katharina Manderscheid explores in this special section, autonomous vehicles—along with flying cars and unlimited, renewable fuel sources—have been consistently predicted by futurists for some time. Though we are unlikely to find ourselves

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The Rise and Fall of the Segway

Lessons for the Social Adoption of Future Transportation

Andrew V. Clark, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, and Norman W. Garrick

mastermind, only lends it more weight and credibility. 1 The car, the iPhone, and the light bulb all would be worthy contenders for such a statement. The prediction could easily be referring to autonomous vehicles, given the talks of the driver being

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More Than Trolleys

Plausible, Ethically Ambiguous Scenarios Likely to Be Encountered by Automated Vehicles

Noah Goodall

Control,” U.S. News & World Report , 24 October 2018, . 2 “40+ Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles,” CB Insights—Blog , 28 August 2019, https

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A Brief History of Smart Transportation Infrastructure

Kathleen Frazer Oswald

early automobility, and visions of autonomous vehicles. Synchronizing Trains by Fixing Time James Carey explains that the development of electronic communication made it possible for messages to move across vast distances faster than they could

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

included in this vision. Based on popular media debates and a Volvo research project on automated trucks and their future users, the next contribution, “Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles: A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility” from

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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

present: the ‘driver problem’ in the autonomous vehicle sociotechnical imaginary,” Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 7, 163 (2020), . 8 John Urry, What is the Future? (Malden, MA: Polity Press

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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

more easily take to automatic features and being less active in their engagement. It has been assumed that women will take to autonomous vehicles more easily than men, though a recent survey found women less trusting of driverless technology. 44

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Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility

Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars

Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

them and their environment. As we see even the act of driving being extended to the autonomous vehicle, we are urged to question how the internal and external car ecology, and our place within it, changes. However, this foray into the car

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Oceanic Travels

Future Voyages for Moving Deep and Wide within the “New Mobilities Paradigm”

Kimberley Peters and Rachael Squire

recent book on the future of driverless cars, Aharon Kellerman acknowledges studies of autonomous vehicles can be traced historically to the long usage of underwater vehicles, used in scientific exploration. 9 Yet, these uses, together with the