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Driven : the race to create the autonomous car / Alex Davies.

Davies, Alex, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 629.222 (Text) 33062009396202 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501199431
  • ISBN: 1501199439
  • ISBN: 9781501199455
  • ISBN: 1501199455
  • Physical Description: 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Waymo v. Uber -- The Grandma test -- The geeks and the govvies -- Orphans preferred -- Convulsions and smoke -- Vision quest -- The great imposters -- The continuous representation of reality -- The un-car people -- Winner take all -- A long, slow donkey ride through hell -- A death in the desert -- Epilogue: The starting line.
Summary, etc.:
"The origin story of the revolutionary driverless car, from concept to its present status, told through the stories of the key innovators by the Wired reporter who has covered this story for the past five years"-- Provided by publisher.
Davies tells the fascinating story of the futurists who are determined to put self-driving cars on the road. His account begins with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DAPRA), the people who invented the internet. The agency launched a series of robot races attracted visionaries who took self-driving technology to near reality. Eventually Detroit automakers realized that they had to pursue this technology or risk becoming obsolete. The competition remains intense-- and their quest will change our lives. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Automated vehicles > History.
Automobile industry and trade > Technological innovations > United States.
Competition.

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