"Automobilisation is more than the numerical aggregate of millions of cars on the road; it has developed— partly through design, partly through self-organization— a large technical and organizational infrastructure to support it, the auto-LTS (large technical system; citing Kuhm 1997). However, Beckmann (2001) points out, following Social Construction Of Technology (SCOT) theorists, there are also key ways in which drivers interact with, and ascribe meaning to experiences of automobilisation that are not accounted for in systems-only analyses. This is because the driver inhabits the phenomenological, systemic and socially constructed dimensions of automobilisation at once: '[a]ll three dimensions of automobilisation are interwoven. Together they form a mobility paradigm, where a car-driver hybrid is grounded in auto-space'."
~ Walter Goettlich (https://interstateinterstitial.wordpress.com/manuscript/chapter-1-auto-mobilities/)
"Humans may believe cars to be objects, machines, tools, or technologies, but they often function more like living organisms, whether prosthetic extensions of human bodies or monstrous distortions of the human form. Both versions also rely on a totalizing perspective, a view from outer space, that Donna Haraway critiqued as a 'conquering gaze from nowhere' and referred to as a 'god trick' that disavows its privileged perspective."