In the very near future, as self-driving taxis are becoming the norm, ‘safety drivers’ are employed to simply sit in the front seat, as a measure of comfort to passengers. But Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant driver with 40 years of experience, is not content to merely sit, and insists on driving. When he picks up a couple accustomed to the autonomous car service, their frustration with Musay’s driving turns a routine ride into a microcosm of power dynamics and control in this new, automated economy.
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