Grants

Catticus Corporation

To produce Look Who’s Driving, a one-hour documentary about autonomous vehicle technology, to air on PBS’s NOVA

  • Amount $600,000
  • City Berkeley, CA
  • Investigator Michael Schwarz
  • Year 2018
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Television

This grant to the Catticus Corporation provides support for the production and broadcast of a one-hour documentary special on driverless cars, “Look Who’s Driving,” that will explore both the promise and pitfalls as we move toward adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs). In addition to explaining the major technological advances that have enabled progress in AVs—mapping, sensing, and artificial intelligence—the series will explore the engineering, legal, regulatory, security, privacy, and ethical challenges behind this much-ballyhooed potential revolution in transportation. The documentary will include interviews and commentary from leading technologists and engineers working on AVs, as well as scholars, historians, research scientists, and ordinary citizens. The show is slated to be broadcast on the PBS series, NOVA.

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