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~EBOOK ♾ Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World ☫ 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 smartphoneWe 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 % 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 daredBeginning with the way spurred the US government to set a million dollar prize for a series of off road robot races in the Mojave Desert up to the earlystampede 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 A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley I don t always rate my books but when I do, they deserve it This story changed my perception for good, even if I admit being looking for such perspective update. I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 still have the T shirt It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000 pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building The MIT entry kept braking for shadows across the road One car was confused about something and came to a stop Another car started going around it, and as soon as it started pulling in front, the stopped car decided to go, and there was a low speed c I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 still have the T shirt It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000 pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building The MIT entry kept braking for shadows across the road One car was confused about something and came to a stop Another car started going around it, and as soon as it started pulling in front, the stopped car decided to go, and there was a low speed collision The race was paused and the cars were soon surrounded by an army of engineers who were relieved to find no damage The cars were separated and allowed to continue I saw the cars handle four way stops, driving in traffic with human drivers and parking in a lot First and second place went to expected leaders Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, but third place went to Virginia Tech Later I learned that elsewhere in the crowd were Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who soon started the Google self driving car project Want to understand autonomous cars Start hereNo, seriously This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today s developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems.I also recommend reading The Upstarts as a companion to this book Helps when I read that one first However, this book never really addresses the issue of what will happen to public transit Food for thought left to your imagination Want to understand autonomous cars Start hereNo, seriously This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today s developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems.I also recommend reading The Upstarts as a companion to this book Helps when I read that one first However, this book never really addresses the issue of what will happen to public transit Food for thought left to your imagination, but understand this Autonomous electric cars will make personal transportation much, muchcheaper This is a brilliant account of the past, present and future of Autonomous Vehicles and the transport system.The author makes the point that the auto industry has largely remained unchanged in its 130 year history Current vehicles are still ape driven, addicted to oil, unnecessarily bulky, sit idle 90% of the time and devilishly expensive to own and maintain They are not ideal for city transportation factoring their size and dangerous speeds Everything about them screams waste.The auto industr This is a brilliant account of the past, present and future of Autonomous Vehicles and the transport system.The author makes the point that the auto industry has largely remained unchanged in its 130 year history Current vehicles are still ape driven, addicted to oil, unnecessarily bulky, sit idle 90% of the time and devilishly expensive to own and maintain They are not ideal for city transportation factoring their size and dangerous speeds Everything about them screams waste.The auto industry has reached an inflection point We have to severe the relationship between transportation and vehicle ownership The future of transportation will very likely be 1 Autonomous AI driven vehicles These has the potential to eliminate about 90% of the annual 1.3 million deaths on the road Hardware and software is several orders of magnitudereliable than apes.2 Electric or fuel cells Will curtail the rate at which we are pumping carbon into the atmosphere and simplifies vehicle architecture No engine, transmission, exhaust systems etc.3 Shared It will be bad economics to own a personal car, given how cheap on cost per mile basis autonomous electric vehicles would be E.g 70% 90% of an Uber trip goes to the driver This cost is simply deleted for a completely autonomous vehicle.Highly recommended It may prove though to be a difficult read if hardware and software is not your cup of tea The book focuses too much on the author s personal experience working with the Google team and downplays or glosses over almost all others contributions. Thoroughly enjoyed this book I saw Lawrence Burns speak on the concept of autonomy the confluence of electric vehicles, self driving technology, and transportation as a service and was intrigued enough to pick up the book.Overall, it s an animated and engaging narrative of the major players who developed the world s first autonomous vehicles I loved his stories about the DARPA 2004 challenge to build a vehicle that could cross the Mojave Desert without a human driver He made a great point Thoroughly enjoyed this book I saw Lawrence Burns speak on the concept of autonomy the confluence of electric vehicles, self driving technology, and transportation as a service and was intrigued enough to pick up the book.Overall, it s an animated and engaging narrative of the major players who developed the world s first autonomous vehicles I loved his stories about the DARPA 2004 challenge to build a vehicle that could cross the Mojave Desert without a human driver He made a great point that moment was a perfect example of how public funding can spur massive technological innovation, which ultimately led to private sector adoption and spurred economic growth All in all, recommended reading And I m looking forward to the near future where I can hop into my quiet, safe, autonomously driven vehicle The future of transportation is looking bright, folks Interesting history of the development of self driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs.I wish there were a good dealabout the actual technology, rather than just the companies and people involved. Tech history, starting with the DARPA self driving challenge races in 2004 His info is good his writing is, well, adequate But the material pretty much makes up for that 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler Book needed acritical final edit, which you, the reader, will have to supply For an old GM guy, the author sure is anti personal car, and anti gasoline And he goes on, and on, and on Big cars One driver Unused 95% of the time Yada, yada.Early self driving players Tech history, starting with the DARPA self driving challenge races in 2004 His info is good his writing is, well, adequate But the material pretty much makes up for that 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler Book needed acritical final edit, which you, the reader, will have to supply For an old GM guy, the author sure is anti personal car, and anti gasoline And he goes on, and on, and on Big cars One driver Unused 95% of the time Yada, yada.Early self driving players included the Carnegie Mellon robotics lab Pittsburgh and later, the Stanford robotics people.Google s Chauffeur self driving project was launched in late 2008, with Sebastian Thrum as CEO and Chris Urmson as chief engineer Intital goal drive the toughest roads in California Street View photos central to project Lots of interesting info, as this is the project he s been personally involved in.First trial the Big Sur highway This one was pretty easy, except for the software bugs and the cliffs It s not the fall, it s the sudden stop Second trial El Camino Real, from Palo Alto to San Jose airport 200 traffic lights Cyclists Pedestrians Congestion Impressive that they could patch code on the fly This took a month of hard work.Freeway driving on the Peninsula South Bay The jerk came out of nowhere Robot anticipated the sudden cut off Better than a human driver Your reviewer can testify to the jerks, and the PITA driving at rush hour anytime, really in the Bay Area Avoid Rush Hour at all costs if you canTheir reception in Detroit They just kind of laughed and thought it was cute that we were doing this A 2011 Chrysler TV commercialAn unmanned car driven by a search engine company We ve seen that movie It ends with robots harvesting our bodies for energy And as the muscle car accelerates past the camera, the voice concludes, This is the all new 2011 Dodge Charger Leader of the human resistance Author s 2011 consulting report to Google which goes on forever His guess is, electric self driving car on demand service for 20c mi Is this realistic Who knows They don t exist yet electric self driving taxis.Further guesses they could initially capture 10% of the American market of around 300 billion commuter miles per year.Potential profit 10c mi 30 billion yr Whoa Competitors Again, who knows if this is realizable But lots of interest, and serious money invested, now including the previously reluctant car companies Sensibly, people are building self driving versions of existing cars Many of the newer models Prius, Tesla, Chrysler Pacifica are drive by wire, easily converted to computer control.Google s test of Driver Assist, their earlier version of Tesla s Autopilot what convinced the team to halt testing was the guy who fell asleep, for an astonishing twenty seven minutes, as he cruised along at 60 mph on the freeway Tesla s Autopilot was a really bad idea, as it was promoted by Elon Musk Beta software that has killed so far three drivers Google warned against it We understand how hard this is This will not work Estimated 1.3 million roadway fatalities per year, worldwide Many fewer in the developed world 37,500 in US in 2016 Humans are TERRIBLE driversthan ninety percent of accidents are caused by humans Kevin Krafcik, CEO Waymo So, lots of potential for saving lives with self driving cars.Per author, Waymo Google is now offering limited fully autonomous taxi service in Phoenix, as of 2018 Great read This will change your view of the future Highly recommend Great read This will change your view of the future Highly recommend