Gravitas Ventures has acquired US rights to self-driving car feature documentary Autonomy.

Directed by Alex Horwitz and executive produced by New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, the film will be available in theaters and on demand on November 15.

Autonomy, which debuted at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, is inspired by a cover story in Car and Driver, ‘Auto-No-Mo’-Us: Addressing the Totality of the Driverless Car,’ guest-edited by Gladwell.

Autonomy investigates how driverless cars could enhance mobility for the disabled and support agriculture, technology and the economy while also posing the question, “Are we willing to put our lives in the hands of a machine?”

“Alex presents an insightful and balanced examination of the driverless future that we’re racing towards every day, with its global implications both thrilling and foreboding,” said Tony Piantedosi, vice president of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.

Autonomy was produced by Car and Driver and Haven Entertainment. Piantedosi negotiated the deal with Joe Facarion at Endeavor Content.