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Driverless

Author : Hod Lipson
ISBN : 9780262035224
Genre : Business & Economics
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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
ISBN : 9780262336659
Genre : Transportation
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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."

Driverless

Author : Hod Lipson
ISBN : 0262534479
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55. 12 MB
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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."

Autonomous Driving

Author : Andreas Herrmann
ISBN : 9781787148338
Genre : Business & Economics
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The technology and engineering behind autonomous driving is advancing at pace. This book presents the latest technical advances and the economic, environmental and social impact driverless cars will have on individuals and the automotive industry.

Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles

Author : Hong Cheng
ISBN : 1447122801
Genre : Computers
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This important text/reference presents state-of-the-art research on intelligent vehicles, covering not only topics of object/obstacle detection and recognition, but also aspects of vehicle motion control. With an emphasis on both high-level concepts, and practical detail, the text links theory, algorithms, and issues of hardware and software implementation in intelligent vehicle research. Topics and features: presents a thorough introduction to the development and latest progress in intelligent vehicle research, and proposes a basic framework; provides detection and tracking algorithms for structured and unstructured roads, as well as on-road vehicle detection and tracking algorithms using boosted Gabor features; discusses an approach for multiple sensor-based multiple-object tracking, in addition to an integrated DGPS/IMU positioning approach; examines a vehicle navigation approach using global views; introduces algorithms for lateral and longitudinal vehicle motion control.

The Driver In The Driverless Car

Author : Vivek Wadhwa
ISBN : 9781626569720
Genre : Business & Economics
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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
ISBN : 9781118416945
Genre : Computers
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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.

Faster Smarter Greener

Author : Venkat Sumantran
ISBN : 9780262341882
Genre : Transportation
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The twentieth century was the century of the automobile; the twenty-first will see mobility dramatically re-envisioned. Automobiles altered cityscapes, boosted economies, and made personal mobility efficient and convenient for many. We had a century-long love affair with the car. But today, people are more attached to their smartphones than their cars. Cars are not always the quickest mode of travel in cities; and emissions from the rapidly growing number of cars threaten the planet. This book, by three experts from industry and academia, envisions a new world of mobility that is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized (the CHIP architecture). The authors describe the changes that are coming. City administrators are shifting from designing cities for cars to designing cities for people. Nations and cities will increasingly employ targeted user fees and offer subsidies to nudge consumers toward more sustainable modes. The sharing economy is coaxing many consumers to shift from being owners of assets to being users of services. The auto industry is responding with connected cars that double as virtual travel assistants and by introducing autonomous driving. The CHIP architecture embodies an integrated, multimode mobility system that builds on ubiquitous connectivity, electrified and autonomous vehicles, and a marketplace open to innovation and entrepreneurship. Consumers will exercise choice on the basis of user experience and efficiency, aided by "intelligent advisors," accessible through their mobile devices. An innovative mobility architecture reconfigured for this century is a social and economic necessity; this book charts a course for achieving it.

2030 The Driverless World

Author : Sudha Jamthe
ISBN : 1973753677
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"2030 The Driverless World" is a business book, with a time traveler narrative about how to get from 2017 to the Driverless World of 2030 where human drivers share the road with autonomous vehicles, and jay-walking pedestrians. "Sudha takes us with her on a ride to the not so distant future of 2030 where auto AI is the new normal. Tapping her expertise in cognitive IoT, Sudha shares how driverless cars will communicate both with us and with our smart city infrastructure, providing the GPS for the transformation of passenger vehicles, semi trucks, and urban mobility."- Ken Herron CMO Unified Inbox LLC. The author shares a vision of the Driverless World and walks us through the business opportunity, risks, regulations and the many transformations of businesses that are needed to get us from 2017 to 2030 and beyond. Imagine if the road could tell the car if it was icy, traffic lights and parking spots signaled the cars and the wearables on humans told the car about their health, emotions and entertainment needs. The author boldly predicts that this will be an iteration in the next 10-15 years that will create innovations and disruptions of several industries, giving an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses, to find new uses of autonomous vehicles, re-imagine transportation, land re-use and urban mobility. As you flip the pages of this book, you step into a world of inspiration into the autonomous driving world of 2030. We will look at the impact on our jobs, cities, and mobility. We will learn how the nuances of human communication on the road were translated into technology by 2030, thereby creating many Cognitive IoT devices impacting cities, transportation, and urban mobility. We will take an in-depth look at the transformation of Automotive, Transportation, and Cities. We will talk about regulation and governance and how cities and countries adopted to the car AI's technology to ask for data and algorithmic governance of self-driving cars. A chapter will focus on what the self-driving car sees to help us understand the Technology behind these autonomous vehicles. Finally, look ahead to how we can get to a fully autonomous driving world. "The future Sudha Jamthe reveals in this book about cars as moral machines challenges our assumptions of what is a human-only domain as we create machines that learn their environment, respond to our emotions and reflect empathy. The future is now, and the legacy we leave for future generations is worth the careful consideration of our decisions made today." - Tamara McCleary, Global Technology Influencer, and CEO, Thulium.co

What Is The Future Of Self Driving Cars

Author : Stephanie Watson
ISBN : 1682820645
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 66. 13 MB
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Cars that drive themselves might seem like the stuff of science fiction. Yet much of the technology needed to steer cars through traffic, avoid other vehicles, and carry passengers safely to their destinations is already here. Within a few years, people may be able to turn complete control of driving over to their vehicles.

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