CAST OF CHARACTERS
Canada's queen of R&B Soul, Jully is a platinum-selling recording artist, Juno Award-winning Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music artist who first experienced driving as a bonding tool with her mother.
"I really wanted to feel like a driver... moving. Traveling. Journeying."
Artist, filmmaker and curator of the Art Car World Museum in Douglas, Arizona.
"Automation is going to be generic. It’s going to be boring. It’s going to be uncreative. It’s going to be stagnant. It’s going to be a drag."
TV personality, co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, bon-vivant and motoring enthusiast.
"[Driving] is a graceful, artful, stylish way to get from point A to point B."
SEAN PAUL DAY
London black cab driver leading the charge to protect London's iconic cab fleet and preserve the right to autonomous driving in the UK.
"As a London black cab driver, you need something called "the Knowledge." Which means you have to confine to memory and be able to navigate about 50,000 streets and about 25,000 points of interest."
Professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto and deep thinker on AI and ethics.
"As long as humans have been fashioning tools, exploiting the natural world and trying to make life easier, faster, or better in some fashion, there have been costs as well as benefits. "
Singer, musician, songwriter, composer and record producer who happens to pilot aircraft and own beautiful cars.
"Countless times I’ve gotten myself in a state over something and I get in the car off to no particular place and it all just starts to calm down."
Classic car historian and CEO of Audrain; consultant, writer and appraiser credited by the A.S.A (American Society of Appraisers).
Sports Car Market, the New York Times, BusinessWeek Online, the Wall Street Journal, Octane, Art & Antiques and Road & Track all rely on Donald's appraisal expertise. He's best known for the ‘Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne’ and ‘Behind the Bowtie’ on CNBC's ‘Jay Leno’s Garage.’ He is the author of Donald Osborne Stile Transatlantico/Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome.
Motivational speaker, champion of accessibility for people with physical challenges and all-round ass-kicker.
"With driverless cars, it’s going to be amazing. It’s going to be more environmentally friendly and safer. But I think with every form of technology that’s changing the world, it’s going to change the world for the better and a little bit for the worse. "
Blogger, artist, full-time RV dweller and digital nomad.
"When we die we leave this plane but the journey continues. And when I’m driving I often feel like I am in that space. I describe it as a layer between heaven and earth."
NICOLE AND DANIELLE RANIERI
These sporty city girls, unlike their Gen-Z cohorts, are not counting on automated UBERs to one day chauffeur them around. Both are determined to embrace the freedom of the road and become licensed drivers.
"We have a vision. We’re going to have our friends in the back and we’re going to blast music and go to the beach."
Writer, host and rally race driver with nine Cannonball Run records, Alex is also the founder of the Human Driving Association, which lobbies to protect private car ownership and control over automated vehicles.
"The car is the most powerful and democratizing and open-ended tool of human choice that’s ever been invented."
With a husband no longer able to drive, Jean doesn't take her driving privileges lightly. Loving the freedom driving affords her, she plans to stay behind the wheel as long as she can.
"I’m hoping that my eyesight stays well so I can keep driving. I mean, at 88, I don't know how many more years you can expect. When the times come I’ll have to hang it up."