Recommended Readings: Autonomous Vehicles

Sharon Bort • April 24, 2018 • Recommended Readings, Boston

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(*)
Background Info:
·      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

Ethical Considerations:
·      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

Logistical Considerations:
·      *Cities Need to Take the Wheel in Our Driverless Future, Wired
·      Uber’s Fatal Self-Driving Crash: All the News and Updates, The Verge

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