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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

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 predominant

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

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 efficient

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Kathleen Frazer Oswald

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 interventions, the present intensification of technology in

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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

combustion masculinity. While hydraulic masculinity is required for operating machinery and building roads and buildings, it is less visible and rarely promoted. Combustion masculinity would lose its means of expression in driverless cars if they are to 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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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

Vehicle,” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 52 (2014): 113–117, esp. 116; Adam Waytz, “Seeing Human,” Slate , 13 May 2014,

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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

automatization to deprivatize the car. Driverless cars could contribute to sustainable mobility only in combination with the cautious implementation of an alternative mobility regime that does not simply takes the promises of technology for granted. “Rebound

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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

kinesthetic rhetoric: navigation . Tying the ancient world to one of tomorrow, Pflugfelder turns to the myth of Athena inventing the horse’s bit (an interface for communicating with the horse) and suggests imagining what the bit might look like for driverless