Articles/Blog posts

Jack Stilgoe, 14 May 2022, It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them. MIT Technology Review

Jack Stilgoe, 12 May 2020, How to resist self-driving car hype, Pando

Jack Stilgoe, 12 Dec 2019, Who killed Elaine Herzberg? OneZero

Jack Stilgoe and Alan Winfield, 13 April 2018, ‘Self-driving car companies should not be allowed to investigate their own crashes’, The Guardian

Jack Stilgoe, 24 June 2017, ‘What will happen when a self-driving car kills a bystander’, The Guardian

Jack Stilgoe, 7 April 2017, ‘Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth’, The Guardian

Jack Stilgoe, 21 Jan 2017, ‘Tesla crash report blames human error – this is a missed opportunity’, The Guardian


Jack Stilgoe on Sky News, Feb 2019

Jack Stilgoe on BBC News, March 2018

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Jack Stilgoe on ITV Good Morning Britain, March 2018

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How to imagine the future, BBC Radio 4, 31 Aug 2021

Free Thinking Jack Stilgoe was a guest in a programme on cars, parking and motorways and then in a discussion of whether Isaac Asimov’s psychohistory might help us understand the current enthusiasm for data and AI.

What’s the Future of Self-Driving Cars? Jack Stilgoe was a guest on David Pakman’s radio show, 2 Feb 2019

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine, Radio 4 Book of the Week (Hannah Fry’s book includes quotes from Jack Stilgoe)

Print and online coverage

We are being sold a fantasy about autonomous vehicles, Irish Times, 15 Jun 2022

Driverless cars will need ‘L-plates or flashing lights’ to combat widespread fear and distrust, report finds, The i, 11 May 2022

Can driverless cars ever truly make human choices? Daily Telegraph, 26 Jan 2022

Have driverless cars stalled?, IT Pro, 20 August 2021

Why tech isn’t always the answer — the perils of bionic duckweed, Financial Times, 30 Oct 2020

Boris Johnson’s driverless Tube dream is doomed to fail (again) Wired, 13 July 2020

Trusting AI too much can be fatal, Financial Times, 2 March 2020

Automated Vehicles: Who’s driving?, UCL Press release 16 Sep 2019

The Week in Tech, New York Times, 26 April 2019

The Predictions Were Wrong: Self-Driving Cars Have a Long Way to Go, PC Mag, 11 Feb 2019

The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry, Gizmodo, 13 Dec 2018


The real risks of artificial intelligence: AI professor and author Toby Walsh discusses the dangers of ‘stupid’ artificial intelligence with Jack Stilgoe.

Balancing the Risks of Future Technologies. Future of Life Institute podcast with Andrew Maynard and Jack Stilgoe

The Human and the Machine with Julia Hobsbawm, Charles Arthur and Alex Hern

Fully Charged Podcast with Helen Czerski

Eureka! Will we ever have self-driving cars?

Podcast with Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards