Accomplishing Autonomous Driving: An Unfinished Description

  • Göde Both
Keywords: autonomous robotics, test-drives, self-driving cars, technological care, urban automation


In his contribution on Accomplishing Autonomous Driving: An unfinished Description Göde Both stresses the multiplicity of possible answers to what his research object might be: an autonomous or self-driving car and its related practices. Drawing on ethnographic descriptions Both questions the definition of autonomy in this context in which there is a constant oscillation between manual and autonomous driving. This leads to a conceptualization of autonomous driving as a collective achievement of heterogeneous elements. Both thus argues for the multitude of spatial, temporal and personal configurations and distributions across related objects, humans and practices.
How to Cite
Both, G. (2017). Accomplishing Autonomous Driving: An Unfinished Description. Ethnographies of Objects in Science and Technology Studies, 1, 29-35.