Podcast 28: Challenging the driverless consensus - an interview with professor Peter Norton


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Peter Norton is associate professor of history in the department of engineering and society at the University of Virginia. In this interview he talks about his recent book Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving, arguing that driverless cars cannot be the safe, sustainable, and inclusive “mobility solutions” that tech companies and automakers are promising us. He claims the salesmanship behind the driverless future is distracting us from investing in better ways to get around that we can implement now that are inexpensive, safe, sustainable, and inclusive. Subjects of discussion include smart highways, the focus on autonomous vehicles and the importance – or otherwise – of ITS.

Plus news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.

NOTE: Exclusive and additional content from the interview will appear in the September issue of TTi.

Interview begins at 4:45.

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