Driverless

Author: Hod Lipson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035227
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When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel: the beginning of a new era in personal mobility.

Driverless

Author: Hod Lipson
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262534475
Format: PDF
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"Smart, wide-ranging, [and] nontechnical." -- Los Angeles Times "Anyone who wants to understand what's coming must read this fascinating book." -- Martin Ford , New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots In the year 2014, Google fired a shot heard all the way to Detroit. Google's newest driverless car had no steering wheel and no brakes. The message was clear: cars of the future will be born fully autonomous, with no human driver needed. In the coming decade, self-driving cars will hit the streets, rearranging established industries and reshaping cities, giving us new choices in where we live and how we work and play. In this book, Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman offer readers insight into the risks and benefits of driverless cars and a lucid and engaging explanation of the enabling technology. Recent advances in software and robotics are toppling long-standing technological barriers that for decades have confined self-driving cars to the realm of fantasy. A new kind of artificial intelligence software called deep learning gives cars rapid and accurate visual perception. Human drivers can relax and take their eyes off the road. When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel, driverless cars will offer billions of people all over the world a safer, cleaner, and more convenient mode of transportation. Although the technology is nearly ready, car companies and policy makers may not be. The authors make a compelling case for why government, industry, and consumers need to work together to make the development of driverless cars our society's next "Apollo moment."

Driverless

Author: Hod Lipson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262336650
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Smart, wide-ranging, [and] nontechnical." -- Los Angeles Times"Anyone who wants to understand what's coming must read this fascinating book." -- Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the RobotsIn the year 2014, Google fired a shot heard all the way to Detroit. Google's newest driverless car had no steering wheel and no brakes. The message was clear: cars of the future will be born fully autonomous, with no human driver needed. In the coming decade, self-driving cars will hit the streets, rearranging established industries and reshaping cities, giving us new choices in where we live and how we work and play.In this book, Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman offer readers insight into the risks and benefits of driverless cars and a lucid and engaging explanation of the enabling technology. Recent advances in software and robotics are toppling long-standing technological barriers that for decades have confined self-driving cars to the realm of fantasy. A new kind of artificial intelligence software called deep learning gives cars rapid and accurate visual perception. Human drivers can relax and take their eyes off the road. When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel, driverless cars will offer billions of people all over the world a safer, cleaner, and more convenient mode of transportation. Although the technology is nearly ready, car companies and policy makers may not be. The authors make a compelling case for why government, industry, and consumers need to work together to make the development of driverless cars our society's next "Apollo moment."

The Driver in the Driverless Car

Author: Vivek Wadhwa
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 162656972X
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A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us. Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.

Fabricated

Author: Hod Lipson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416945
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. Fabricated describes our emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays down layer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object. That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today’s mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila! The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation. Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfilling journey that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearly every part of our lives. Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, Fabricated will provide readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question 'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.

The Law of Driverless Cars

Author: ALEX. GLASSBROOK
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781911035282
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This is the first book to consider the likely impact of driverless cars upon the law in Britain - not only upon the laws formed by road traffic accidents but also the changing landscape of data and privacy, roads, crime, employment, insurance and Brexit.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Author: James M. Anderson
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833084372
Format: PDF
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The automotive industry appears close to substantial change engendered by “self-driving” technologies. This technology offers the possibility of significant benefits to social welfare—saving lives; reducing crashes, congestion, fuel consumption, and pollution; increasing mobility for the disabled; and ultimately improving land use. This report is intended as a guide for state and federal policymakers on the many issues that this technology raises.

Reinventing the Automobile

Author: William J. Mitchell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262288569
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This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They are inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities -- where most of the world's people now live. In this pathbreaking book, William Mitchell and two industry experts reimagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely.The fundamental reinvention of the automobile won't be easy, but it is an urgent necessity -- to make urban mobility more convenient and sustainable, to make cities more livable, and to help bring the automobile industry out of crisis.

Life As a Passenger

Author: David Kerrigan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548048846
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Driverless cars are nearly here and it's time for us all to think about the future we want. The scope of the changes and economic upheaval they will unleash over the coming decades is unparalleled in modern times. The world we live in today has been built around cars and their human drivers. Few technologies have been as economically important and transformative as the automobile - it has determined where we live, where we shop as well as how we spend our time and our money. It also kills over a million people a year. All that changes now. The decisions we make about driverless technology will shape our society for decades to come - this book explores the changes and challenges ahead, so you can be ready for one of the most profound change-enablers in human history and the far-reaching implications. Get ready for Life As A Passenger.

The Great Race

Author: Levi Tillemann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773491
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Tells the story of the age-old battle between automakers for dominance in the market and the current race to build the car of the future, and looks at how America has become a contender in this global contest.