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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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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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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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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

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

Sarah Redshaw

always accompanied the driving task. Promoting Changing Technologies It is difficult to see how a transition can be made to driverless cars with combustion masculinity as the dominant image of the driver and increased speed and acceleration as the

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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

,” Slate , 13 May 2014, http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/05/anthropomorphizing_driverless_cars_psychology_research_into_autonomous_vehicles.html . 6 Li Lin, Yanhegn Liu, Jian Wang, Weiwen Deng, and Heekuck Oh, “Human Dynamics

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

not only to gradually automize the privately owned and used cars of today but also to deploy car automatization to deprivatize the car. Driverless cars could contribute to sustainable mobility only in combination with the cautious implementation of an

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Sinem Gunes, Senem Kaptan, David M.R. Orr, Diana Jiménez Thomas R., and Thomas M. Wilson

weighing-up of evidence for and against different mitigation measures is valuable in providing an overview of the various trade-offs, possibilities, and limitations inherent in such approaches as electric or driverless cars, or more public transport, and

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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