This June, Future Tense has been interrogating the promises and perils of self-driving cars as part of our ongoing project Futurography, which introduces readers to a new technological or scientific topic each month. Now’s your chance to show how much you’ve learned.
We suspect you’ll do pretty well, but you might want to brush up first by rereading a few of the articles we’ve published on the topic.
Update, July 5, 2016: Shortly after this quiz was published, Tesla announced that a driver had died in a crash while his Model S was in autopilot mode. One of the questions has been updated to reflect this news.
This article is part of the self-driving cars installment of Futurography, a series in which Future Tense introduces readers to the technologies that will define tomorrow. Each month from January through June 2016, we’ll choose a new technology and break it down. Read more from Futurography on self-driving cars:
- “Should Humans Turn In Their Drivers’ Licenses?”
- “Your Self-Driving Car Cheat Sheet”
- “The Ethical Quandary of Self-Driving Cars”
- “When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars”
- “Get Ready for the World of Driverless, Electric, Shared Cars”
- “Why Do We Blame Humans When Automation Fails?”
- “Can Self-Driving Cars Share the Road With Old-School Vehicles?”
- “The Self-Driving Car Generation Gap”
- “What Would Self-Driving Cars Mean for Women in Saudi Arabia?”
- “Why People Are So Bad at Assessing the Potential Dangers of Self-Driving Cars”
- “When Driving a Semiautonomous Car Becomes Harder Than Piloting a Semiautonomous Plane”
- “Why Police Might Start Pulling Over Self-Driving Cars”
- “The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Will Be Underwhelming”
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