‘Autonomy’ Documentary Director: Don’t Fear Our Self-Driving Future

The film covers the latest self-driving developments in Silicon Valley, but also provides insights from those who are less sanguine about the automated future. Best of all, Horwitz traces the evolution of the current technologies to their origins in the 1970s and 80s. Autonomous cars have been around a lot longer than you think…

Dan Costa: That’s a really good point, too. Because I think people are thinking about Google, Uber and Carnegie Mellon and the DARPA challenge. But past that, I don’t think there’s a lot of understanding of the history.