Collision [Jonell Rowe, UK, 2018]
Driving tests and the breakneck advance of invasive technologies are two very reasonable things to feel anxious about. Combine the two and it’s more of a nightmare than reverse bay parking in a Halfords car park. Collision is the story of a malignant satnav out to settle past debts. Facing issues of justice and artificial intelligence, it is a disturbing warning against both technology and dangerous driving.
The hypothetical ethical issues of artificial intelligence have been widely explored in contemporary culture, with Black Mirror [Charlie Brooker, UK, 2011- ] being the most obvious example. This means that Collision has a lot of fierce competition.