• Driverless

  • Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead
  • By: Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-10-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (15 ratings)

Summary

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 listeners 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".
©2016 Hod Lipson & Melba Kurman (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 17-05-18

Unfortunately

Was structured like more of a manual .. than a book .. Though did enjoy the listen ..

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ace Ken on 27-03-17

Great book that goes into a foundation understanding

The book explains the core of what allows autonomous cars to work. It goes into depth into deep learning, AI and the hardware needed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Slysne on 10-07-17

Amazing book, a clear view of the future

A couple books a year hit it on the head, this is one that surely does.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 27-03-17

Excellent Overview of Current State of Driverless Cars

Solid introduction to the tech behind and history of driverless cars. There are a number of interesting sections regarding the possible impacts to the economy, insurance industry, codification of the value of human life, and ethics of machines making life-or-death decisions. The narrator is great and the book will fly (drive?) by.

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