Today I want to share a text I got last week from my friend, Tiffany Lam
. We were talking about a recent study from Australia
on driver road rage geared towards cyclists and the fear we felt as minorities on the road (be sure to watch the video to really grasp this concept).
We got to thinking about how autonomous vehicles not only have the power to eliminate inadvertent road collisions - but also intentional violence from drivers who seek to harass, scare and bully vulnerable road users. This goes beyond physical detection of other road users from a technological perspective, and begins to address our societal understanding of who belongs on the road.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this venerable subscribers - perhaps next week I can share some of your insights.