Autonomy is the story of the maverick engineers and computer nerds who are creating the revolution.

Author: Lawrence D. Burns

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062661142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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An automotive and tech world insider investigates the quest to develop and perfect the driverless car—an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. Soon, few of us will own our own automobiles and instead will get around in driverless electric vehicles that we summon with the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, prevent over 90% of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled, and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy is the story of the maverick engineers and computer nerds who are creating the revolution. Longtime advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car team and former GM research and development chief Lawrence D. Burns provides the perfectly-timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and heavily reported account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning with the way 9/11 spurred the U.S. government to set a million-dollar prize for a series of off-road robot races in the Mojave Desert up to the early 2016 stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turner that represents a chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future—the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and navigating the revolution it sparks.
Categories: Business & Economics



The book also discusses the economic disruption of major industries as well as potential geopolitical upheavals - all the pieces of the puzzle, and how they fit together.

Author: Philip Corolla


ISBN: 9798722114303


Page: 240

View: 846

Which companies are making driverless cars? When Will Self Driving Cars Are Available: Self Driving Car Technology Driverless Cars Pros And Cons How Do Driverless Cars Work Tech Company Working On Driverless Car Fleet explains the benefits for people of all ages, from kids through seniors, plus the disabled, the working poor, tourists, and other special groups. The book also discusses the economic disruption of major industries as well as potential geopolitical upheavals - all the pieces of the puzzle, and how they fit together.

When AI Rules the World

When AI Rules the World

... May 9 , 2016 , 58 Lawrence D. Burns and Christopher Shulgan , Autonomy : The Quest to Build a Driverless Car — And How It Will Reshape Our World ...

Author: Handel Jones

Publisher: Bombardier Books

ISBN: 9781642938135

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 520

Over the past decade, China has quietly and methodically moved into a near-leadership position in artificial intelligence technologies on a global scale. Meanwhile, the United States has responded ineffectively, weighed down by politics, bureaucracy, and an absence of clear strategy. In the near future, wars will be fought not over land, but over data. Machines will quickly discover individualized treatments for diseases, and with the help of virtual reality, AI will inspect buildings that have not yet been built. With the rising interest in these technologies by both China and the U.S., who will emerge as the victor of this technological race? When AI Rules the World is an investigation and call to action into AI technologies for a nation that does not yet comprehend the full gravity of the AI revolution. The United States is losing the race for AI dominance, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ghost Road Beyond the Driverless Car

Ghost Road  Beyond the Driverless Car

A History of Autonomous Vehicles,” CHM Blog, Computer History Museum, May 8, 2014, ... D. Burns and Christopher Shulgan, Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—and How It Will Reshape Our World (New York: Ecco, 2018), 137–57.

Author: Anthony M. Townsend

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324001539

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 511

A penetrating look at near-future disruption as truly autonomous vehicles arrive. For decades we have dreamed of building an automobile that can drive itself. But as that dream of autonomy draws close, we are discovering that the driverless car is a red herring. When self-driving technology infects buses, bikes, delivery vans, and even buildings…a wild, woollier, future awaits. Technology will transform life behind the wheel into a high-def video game that makes our ride safer, smoother, and more efficient. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicles will turbocharge our appetite for the instant delivery of goods, making the future as much about moving things as it is about moving people. Giant corporations will link the automated machines that move us to the cloud, raising concerns about mobility monopolies and privatization of streets and sidewalks. The pace of our daily lives and the fabric of our cities and towns will change dramatically as automated vehicles reprogram the way we work, shop, and play. Ghost Road is both a beacon and a warning; it explains where we might be headed together in driverless vehicles, and the choices we must make as societies and individuals to shape that future.
Categories: Social Science

Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles

Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles

In the more recent era, an autonomous car named KITT was a central character in the sf-tinged American television ... Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car – and How it Will Reshape our World (New York: HarperCollins, 2018).

Author: Jeremy Withers


ISBN: 9781789621754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Given the extensive influence of the 'transport revolution' on the past two centuries (a time when trains, trams, omnibuses, bicycles, cars, airplanes, and so forth were invented), and given science fiction's overall obsession with machines and technologies of all kinds, it is surprising that scholars have not paid more attention to transportation in this increasingly popular genre. Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles is the first book to examine the history of representations of road transport machines in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century American science fiction. The focus of this study is on two machines of the road that have been locked in a constant, often bitter, struggle with one another: the automobile and the bicycle. With chapters ranging from the early science fiction of the pulp magazine era in the 1920s and 1930s, to the postcyberpunk of the 1990s and more recent media of the 2000s such as web television, zines, and comics, this book argues that science fiction by and large perceives the car as anything but a marvelous invention of modernity. Rather, the genre often scorns and ridicules the automobile and instead promotes more sustainable, more benign, more restrained technologies of movement such as the bicycle.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Driverless Cars Urban Parking and Land Use

Driverless Cars  Urban Parking and Land Use

2018. Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car―And How It Will Reshape Our World. New York: Harper Collins-Ecco Press. Jamthe, S. 2017. 2030 The driverless world: Business transformation from autonomous vehicles.

Author: Robert A. Simons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429891076

Category: Architecture

Page: 388

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The subject of driverless and even ownerless cars has the potential to be the most disruptive technology for real estate, land use, and parking since the invention of the elevator. This book includes new research and economic analysis, plus a thorough review of the current literature to pose and attempt to answer a number of important questions about the effect that driverless vehicles may have on land use in the United States, especially on parking. Simons outlines the history of disruptive technologies in transport and real estate before examining how the predicted changes brought in by the adoption of driverless technologies and decline in car ownership will affect our urban areas. What could we do with all the parking areas in our cities and our homes and institutional buildings that may no longer be required? Can they be sustainably repurposed? Will self-driving cars become like horses, used only by hobbyists for recreation and sport? While the focus is on parking, the book also contains the views of real estate economists, architects, and policymakers and is essential reading for real estate developers and investors, transport economists, planners, politicians, and policymakers who need to consider the implications of a future with more driverless vehicles. Fasten your seat belt: like it or not, driverless cars will begin to change the way we move about our cities within ten years.
Categories: Architecture

Technological Breakthroughs and Future Business Opportunities in Education Health and Outer Space

Technological Breakthroughs and Future Business Opportunities in Education  Health  and Outer Space

The DARPA Urban Challenge: Autonomous Vehicles in City Traffic. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03991-1 Burns, L. D., & Shulgan, C. (2018). Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World.

Author: Hooke, Angus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799867746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

View: 727

It is widely accepted that the key to rising incomes for workers, for investors, and (indirectly) for welfare recipients is innovation. New ideas provide opportunities for investment in new products, new processes, and new markets. Exploitation of these opportunities by intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs gives rise to increases in labor productivity, which in turn lead to higher primary incomes for workers and investors and, via government redistributive mechanisms, larger transfers to welfare recipients. Since technology is the driver of innovation and the key to the subsequent economic and distributional benefits of this innovation, there is a need for researchers and businesspersons to have access to up-to-date information on emerging technologies and the business opportunities they provide. Technological Breakthroughs and Future Business Opportunities in Education, Health, and Outer Space discusses the economic, social, and cultural benefits that new technologies can provide in multidisciplinary industries with a unique emphasis on looking towards the impacts of these technologies across the next two decades. Within this theme, the book discusses the recent trends, future developments, and business opportunities surrounding new technologies including information technology and biotechnology. Additionally, the book investigates recent demands and disruptions in the health and education sectors as well as recent developments and forthcoming opportunities in the outer space sector and how newer technologies can enable and meet the growing demands of these industries. While covering all these technologies and their applications, this book is an ideal reference work for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, teachers, technologists, analysts, IT specialists, engineers, policymakers, medical professionals, government officials, space agencies, financial planners, public officials, and researchers and students working in areas that include but are not limited to technology, education, public health, medicine, business and management, aeronautics, and public policy.
Categories: Business & Economics

AI in the Wild

AI in the Wild

DRIVERLESS VEHICLES Burns , Lawrence D. , with Christopher Shulgan . Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car — and How It Will Reshape Our World . HarperCollins , 2018 . Herrmann , Andreas , Walter Brenner , and Rupert Stadler ...

Author: Peter Dauvergne

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262539333

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Examining the potential benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence to advance global sustainability. Drones with night vision are tracking elephant and rhino poachers in African wildlife parks and sanctuaries; smart submersibles are saving coral from carnivorous starfish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef; recycled cell phones alert Brazilian forest rangers to the sound of illegal logging. The tools of artificial intelligence are being increasingly deployed in the battle for global sustainability. And yet, warns Peter Dauvergne, we should be cautious in declaring AI the planet's savior. In AI in the Wild, Dauvergne avoids the AI industry-powered hype and offers a critical view, exploring both the potential benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence to advance global sustainability. Dauvergne finds that corporations and states often use AI in ways that are antithetical to sustainability. The competition to profit from AI is entrenching technocratic management, revving up resource extraction, and turbocharging consumption, as consumers buy new smart devices (and discard their old, less-smart ones). Smart technology is helping farmers grow crops more efficiently, but also empowering the agrifood industry. Moreover, states are weaponizing AI to control citizens, suppress dissent, and aim cyberattacks at rival states. Is there a way to harness the power of AI for environmental and social good? Dauvergne argues for precaution and humility as guiding principles in the deployment of AI.
Categories: Computers

Paper Belt on Fire

Paper Belt on Fire

9 For speculation on how ubiquitous autonomous vehicles will change society and industry, see Lawrence Burns, Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (New York: William Collins, 2018); Anthony ...

Author: Michael Gibson

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641772464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 844

Paper Belt on Fire is the unlikely account of how two outsiders with no experience in finance—a charter school principal and defrocked philosopher—start a venture capital fund to short the higher education bubble. Against the contempt of the education establishment, they discover, mentor, and back the leading lights in the next generation of dropout innovators and in the end make their investors millions. Can such a madcap strategy help renew American creativity? Who would do such a thing? This story is the behind-the-scenes romp of one team that threw educational authorities into a panic. It fuses real-life personal drama with history, science, and philosophy to show how higher education and other institutions must evolve to meet the dire challenges of tomorrow.
Categories: Business & Economics