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The Resource Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car-- and how it will reshape our world, Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan

Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car-- and how it will reshape our world, Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan

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Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car-- and how it will reshape our world
Title
Autonomy
Title remainder
the quest to build the driverless car-- and how it will reshape our world
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence D. Burns--longtime adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors--provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, [this book] is a page-turning chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present, and a prediction of the future--the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked."--Jacket
Cataloging source
FMG
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Burns, Lawrence D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shulgan, Christopher
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  • Automobiles
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Traffic safety
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Automobiles
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Traffic safety
Label
Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car-- and how it will reshape our world, Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-345) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The problem with cars -- Part I: The turning point. DARPA's grand challenge ; A second chance ; History happens in Victorville -- Part II: The new DNA of the automobile. A fish out of water ; Epiphanies ; Close only counts in horseshoes -- Part III: The age of automobility. The 101,000-mile challenge ; The seeds of change ; The $4 trillion disruption -- Part IV: The tipping point. The stampede ; Driving opportunity ; Human factors -- Epilogue: The quest goes on
Control code
1049151864
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062661128
Lccn
2017279907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049151864
Label
Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car-- and how it will reshape our world, Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The problem with cars -- Part I: The turning point. DARPA's grand challenge ; A second chance ; History happens in Victorville -- Part II: The new DNA of the automobile. A fish out of water ; Epiphanies ; Close only counts in horseshoes -- Part III: The age of automobility. The 101,000-mile challenge ; The seeds of change ; The $4 trillion disruption -- Part IV: The tipping point. The stampede ; Driving opportunity ; Human factors -- Epilogue: The quest goes on
Control code
1049151864
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062661128
Lccn
2017279907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049151864

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