Almost a year ago, I attended a panel discussion at the Berlinale on the subject “car industry meets film industry – science fiction as an innovation driver?” and came to learn that one should doubt the advancement of autonomous cars no less than the historical breakthrough of the Internet. And that several visions known from movies could just as well exist in reality. At least, technically.
But what happens when the stylistic means of the “car” in movies changes to a self-driving one with the advancement of the technology? After all, the car and its driver have been subject of countless legendary movie scenes.