In the spirit of a call from Ethan Zuckerman, the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, for more “wide news” — news that reflects society’s diversity of opinions — we’ve been sending out some recommended readings for each of our events that cut across the spectrum. This month, our topic is on Autonomous Vehicles. We have a few suggested starting points, organized to hopefully offer a variety of angles on this month’s topic.
Please note that these are by no means meant to be thorough, but rather the readings are merely meant as a place to begin our conversation, as well as a way of showcasing some of the conversations already happening.
Essential Readings Marked with an asterisk(*)
· How Driverless Cars See the World Around them, NY Times
· *A Conversation About How Public Transport Really Works, Financial Times Alphaville
· Automated Vehicles Can’t Save Cities, NY Times
· Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed To Kill, MIT Technology Review
· *The Ethical Challenges Self-Driving Cars Will Face Every Day, Smithsonian
· What Moral Decisions Should Driverless Cars Make, TEDx/Iyad Rahwan
· In Self-Driving Cars, a Potential Lifeline for the Disabled, NY Times
· *Cities Need to Take the Wheel in Our Driverless Future, Wired
· Uber’s Fatal Self-Driving Crash: All the News and Updates, The Verge