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  1. Design for the Real World
    Human Ecology and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, and mink-oil fertilizer for "the plant that has everything." Papanek discusses why the things you buy are expensive, badly designed, unsafe, and often don't work. He proposes alternative ways of thinking and alternative designs for safe, inexpensive, and desperately needed products.
  2. Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The driverless personal car is quickly emerging without a legal, ethical and priorities framework, when priorities should be placed on safer, more efficient and less polluting means of transport.
  3. Faulty update breaks Lexus cars' maps and radio systems
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A faulty data broadcast is causing problems for Lexus car owners in the US. The buggy update - which was delivered via a wireless transmission - is causing affected vehicles' infotainments systems to stop working. This prevents drivers from getting navigation directions, climate controls and digital radio.
  4. The Green Car Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Analyses the likely developments emerging to deal with environmental issues, and how vehicle makers and motorists will have to react.
  5. How Things Don't Work
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to sophisticated electronics, don't work, and challenge us to rethink the uses of technology to demand and create products that are useful, built to human scale, safe, ecologically sound, and inexpensive.
  6. Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated cars, beyond the technical innovation that has made such a vision possible.

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