Smart Cars, and the Increasingly Compelling Case for Why Humans Shoudn't Be Allowed to Drive
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Rennert Hall, The Kraft Center
In the throne room of the American psyche, a driver’s seat occupies center stage. Half the joy has been the freedom of finding your own way. And yet, Americans' long-standing romance with their cars is about to change as self-driving vehicles become more prevalent. Autonomous cars—from the likes of Tesla, Google, General Motors and Volvo—are rapidly approaching technological maturity. They promise to curb accidents, death, pollution, and congestion. And they may also make fallible human drivers obsolete. A look at how deeply society will be transformed when algorithms take the wheel.