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Algorithmic Sociality. Cooperation in Autonomous Vehicles
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Robert Seyfert (University Duisburg-Essen)
Current debates on Autonomous Vehicles (AV) primarily focus on technologies that are currently not available (level 4 and 5 of driving automation). In this presentation I will discuss the problems arising from this discourse. I will argue that it is (1.) dangerous because it might lead to an overestimation of this technology. Indicators of such overestimation can be found in road accidents that are related to the misplaced trust by human drivers in self-driving technologies. Beyond overestimation, the discourse on autonomous vehicles also (2.) makes invisible the actual relations between drivers, vehicles and infrastructure. Far from being driverless, so called autonomous vehicles are primarily assisted and connected technologies. I will show that these technologies rely on a radical transformation of the relations between drivers, vehicles and infrastructure, and on new forms of cooperation between them. (
Panel III | Data Ethnography
SFB 1187 Jahrestagung 2019
SFB 1187
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MEDIAS: 47243_11