Back to the Future : The Era of Self Driving Vehicles and Speculative Design Fictions for the Future

Integration of technology into the transportation sector is giving rise to ‘automated cities’, ‘robot cities’, 'smart cities' and ‘prototype robot cities’. It is therefore apparent that there is an urgent need to shine light upon such a future that is awaiting us through creative solutions to bridge gaps and enhance the experience of transitioning from traditional to autonomous transport systems for humans. Changes are currently underway yet not being recognised by many as it gets buried under the vast information out in the world. This could lead to anxiety surrounding a future that will be primarily AI driven where humans may/may not have full control over such objects. Therefore, the project aims to propose speculative design interventions that could benefit self-driving urban landscapes for humans in the future of transportation.

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