The Weekly Stripe — 23.08.19
There are high expectations around how the automobile industry is changing, from the electrification of vehicles to the rise of self-driving cars. Our readings this week take a look at the role of the car in society and its place in the future of mobility.
John Naughton writes about how incorporating new technologies into daily life will always take longer than we think.
Joseph Stromberg explains how the automobile industry changed our perception of streets as public spaces. We should ask how driverless cars have the potential to change laws and impact pedestrian rights.
Autonomous vehicles are often sold as the answer to reducing road deaths. However, as Aaron Saltzman reports, there is a pre-existing gender bias in car safety that needs to be addressed to improve safety equality on the road.
Two years ago Elon Musk said that by 2019 we would be able to sleep in a Tesla as it drives you around. In Japan, it seems people are already subverting the notion that cars are only useful for mobility, writes Takeho Morita.
“I think what’s sad is the fact that the cabs get the venture capital, the scooters get it and public transport doesn’t.” Amy Lewin interviews Citymapper CEO, Azmat Yusuf, diving into the equality of mobility, London’s leading public transport system and the future of mobility.