Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell has led a comprehensive documentary look at self-driving cars in Autonomy. The film is a cinematic exploration of the world of automated vehicles—from their technical history to the personal narratives of those affected by them to the many unanswered questions about how this technology will affect modern society. Autonomy features interviews with industry pioneers and scenes with cutting-edge autonomous vehicles (AVs) in action around the world. Autonomy reinforces the context of where the car meets the coming revolution in mobility, presenting a primer on the subject and how it will affect us all.
Autonomy was directed by Alex Horwitz. Executive producers were Eddie Alterman, Felix DiFilippo, Malcolm Gladwell, Alex Horwitz, and Maury Postal; and producers were Christopher Boyd, Kevin Mann, and Michael Mann.
To mark the SXSW world premiere of his new documentary, Autonomy, Malcolm Gladwell (author and host of Revisionist History) joined Chris Urmson (CEO of Aurora Innovation) and NBC News correspondent Jo Ling Kent for a conversation about where we’re heading and who we’ll be when we get there. Check out their discussion here.