December 6, 2021

Free Webinar: Peter Norton on “The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving

Peter Norton needs no introduction-he’s a technology historian and he has a new book out on self-driving cars: what they are, why they are not here, and the great romance about them.

In Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving, technology historian Peter Norton argues that driverless cars cannot be the safe, sustainable, and inclusive “mobility solutions” that tech companies and automakers are promising us. The salesmanship behind the driverless future is distracting us from investing in better ways to get around that we can implement now. Unlike autonomous vehicles, these alternatives are inexpensive, safe, sustainable, and inclusive.

The vision of a future with driverless cars has caught the public’s attention but may be distracting us from investing in better ways to get around that we can implement now.

Date: Thursday December 9

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time

You can register for this event by clicking this link.

Join the Smart Growth Network  Thursday, December 9, as Peter Norton, a historian of technology at of the University of Virginia, outlines how innovations in urban mobility are made by providing travelers with choices, and how investments in in proven and humane mobility choices will improve people’s lives and the communities they live in. 

 

Posted in

Support

If you love this region and have a view to its future please subscribe, donate, or become a Patron.

Share on

Comments

There are currently no comments. Why don't you kick things off?