No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

Robert D. Atkinson November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018

In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that "No One at the Wheel" by Sam Schwartz dismisses the most important questions society needs to face as autonomous vehicles (AVs) emerge. Rather than addressing questions such as assigning liability, ensuring AV cybersecurity, and regulating AV safety, Schwartz used the book largely for an ideologically based jihad against auto innovation. Schwartz can’t seem to make up his mind about the impacts of AV, regularly contradicting himself. Further, he seems to have limited understanding of the actual technology and gives almost no attention to the vast safety benefits of AVs. Rob writes that "No One at the Wheel" is not the book that serves as the guide to the promising and challenging future of AVs.