The Untouchable, Patriarchal World of Autonomous Vehicles

Nick Rabb
7 min readOct 5, 2021
“A video still from a mounted camera captures the moment before a self-driving Uber SUV fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz., last March [2018].” Tempe Police Department/AP

These days, there are only so many stories that I can read about the so-called “frontiers” of technology before I have to take a break and reground myself. There is only so much masculine bravado, social ignorance, and blatant indifference to quality of life that one person can take.

The writing and realities surrounding autonomous vehicles are bursting with reasons…

Nick Rabb

PhD candidate in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Tufts University, organizer w/ Dissenters, MA Peace Action, formerly Sunrise Mvmt. Philosophy nerd.