Are We There Yet The American Automobile Past Present and Driverless

Are We There Yet   The American Automobile Past  Present  and Driverless

Burkhard Bilger, “Has the Self-Driving Car Arrived at Last?” New Yorker, Nov. 18, 2013, “2,000 decisions a second”: Reprinted in Imre Szeman and Susie O'Brien, Popular Culture: ...

Author: Dan Albert

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292756

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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Tech giants and automakers have been teaching robots to drive. Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives saved. But even if robots turn into responsible drivers, are we ready to be a nation of passengers? In Are We There Yet?, Dan Albert combines historical scholarship with personal narrative to explore how car culture has suffused America’s DNA. The plain, old-fashioned, human-driven car built our economy, won our wars, and shaped our democratic creed as it moved us about. Driver’s ed made teenagers into citizens; auto repair made boys into men. Crusades against the automobile are nothing new. Its arrival sparked battles over street space, pitting the masses against the millionaires who terrorized pedestrians. When the masses got cars of their own, they learned to love driving too. During World War II, Washington nationalized Detroit and postwar Americans embraced car and country as if they were one. Then came 1960s environmentalism and the energy crises of the 1970s. Many predicted, even welcomed, the death of the automobile. But many more rose to its defense. They embraced trucker culture and took to Citizen Band radios, demanding enough gas to keep their big boats afloat. Since the 1980s, the car culture has triumphed and we now drive more miles than ever before. Have we reached the end of the road this time? Fewer young people are learning to drive. Ride hailing is replacing car buying, and with electrification a long and noble tradition of amateur car repair—to say nothing of the visceral sound of gasoline exploding inside a big V8—will come to an end. When a robot takes over the driver’s seat, what’s to become of us? Are We There Yet? carries us from muddy tracks to superhighways, from horseless buggies to driverless electric vehicles. Like any good road trip, it’s an adventure so fun you don’t even notice how much you’ve learned along the way.
Categories: Transportation

Ghost Road Beyond the Driverless Car

Ghost Road  Beyond the Driverless Car

Reports said the tech giant had set aside more than $10 billion to build out its self-driving empire. At last, it seemed, the long and painful birthing of the AV was finally over. The Promise of Automated Vehicles “There is hardly a ...

Author: Anthony M. Townsend

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324001539

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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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

The Integration of Driverless Vehicles in Commercial Carsharing Schemes in Germany A Prefeasibility Study

The Integration of Driverless Vehicles in Commercial Carsharing Schemes in Germany  A Prefeasibility Study

The background section gives an historical overview of past and current developments. It shows that this technology has seen major advances within the last eight years and indicates the feasibility of reaching marketability eventually.

Author: Daniel Kowalski

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954896295

Category: Science

Page: 126

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With an increasing world population and a steadily rising share of people living in urban areas, traffic density is on the rise, and has become a major issue of urban agglomerations all over the world. These trends are accompanied by the process of the motorization of the individual - with negative effects on both, the society and the individual. While millions of people get injured and die in traffic accidents each year, congestion causes mental stress and economic inefficiencies. Different solutions seek to tackle the problem like strengthening of public transport or encouraging residents to walk or make use of bicycles. However, they have yet failed to combine, for example, individual mobility needs and infrastructural conditions. In order to contribute to the debate of possible solutions, this study investigates the combination of two emerging concepts, carsharing and driverless vehicles. Germany was chosen as the basis of this study for its strong position in the car industry.
Categories: Science



thirty years of research, from the 1984 Terregator through the NavLab 1 (1986) and NavLab 2 (1992). 9. Yoshimasa Goto and Anthony Tentz, ... Burkhard Bilger, “Has the Self-Driving Car at Last Arrived?” New Yorker, November 25, 2013, ...

Author: Hod Lipson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262336659

Category: Transportation

Page: 328

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When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel: the beginning of a new era in personal mobility. “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.”
Categories: Transportation

Driverless Urban Futures

Driverless Urban Futures

expanded in programme, could become a small community hub where local posters are placed and books shared. In other situations, a mailbox similar to a ... 4 Burkhard Bilger, “Auto Correct–Has the Self Driving Car Arrived at Last?

Author: AnnaLisa Meyboom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351134019

Category: Architecture

Page: 308

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Since the industrial revolution, innovations in transportation technology have continued to re-shape the spatial organization and temporal occupation of the built environment. Today, autonomous vehicles (AVs, also referred to as self-driving cars) represent the next disruptive innovation in mobility, with particularly profound impacts for cities. At a moment of the fast-paced development of AVs by auto-making companies around the world, policymakers, planners, and designers need to anticipate and address the many questions concerning the impacts of this new technology on urbanism and society at large. Conceived as a speculative atlas –a roadmap to unknown territories– this book presents a series of drawings and text that unpack the potential impacts of AVs on scales ranging from the metropolis to the street. The work is both grounded in a study of the history of urban transportation and current trajectories of technological innovation, and informed by an open-ended attitude of future envisioning and design. Through the drawings and essays, Driverless Urban Futures invites readers into a debate of how our future infrastructure could benefit all members of the public and levels of society.
Categories: Architecture

Introduction to Self Driving Vehicle Technology

Introduction to Self Driving Vehicle Technology

vehicle, responding to service requests at stops, controlling the ticketing system, etc. Last mile delivery Delivering goods from source to user creates a long and complex logistics chain. Last mile delivery refers to the last ...

Author: Hanky Sjafrie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000712070

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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This book aims to teach the core concepts that make Self-driving vehicles (SDVs) possible. It is aimed at people who want to get their teeth into self-driving vehicle technology, by providing genuine technical insights where other books just skim the surface. The book tackles everything from sensors and perception to functional safety and cybersecurity. It also passes on some practical know-how and discusses concrete SDV applications, along with a discussion of where this technology is heading. It will serve as a good starting point for software developers or professional engineers who are eager to pursue a career in this exciting field and want to learn more about the basics of SDV algorithms. Likewise, academic researchers, technology enthusiasts, and journalists will also find the book useful. Key Features: Offers a comprehensive technological walk-through of what really matters in SDV development: from hardware, software, to functional safety and cybersecurity Written by an active practitioner with extensive experience in series development and research in the fields of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving Covers theoretical fundamentals of state-of-the-art SLAM, multi-sensor data fusion, and other SDV algorithms. Includes practical information and hands-on material with Robot Operating System (ROS) and Open Source Car Control (OSCC). Provides an overview of the strategies, trends, and applications which companies are pursuing in this field at present as well as other technical insights from the industry.
Categories: Computers

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence The Past Present and Future of AI

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence  The Past  Present  and Future of AI

4: 5–13. Bel Geddes, Norman. 1940. Magic Motorways. New York: Random House. Bimbraw, Keshav. 2015. “Autonomous Cars: Past, Present, and Future—A Review of the Developments in the Last Century, the Present Scenario, and the Expected ...

Author: Philip L. Frana

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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This authoritative reference work will provide readers with a complete overview of artificial intelligence (AI), including its historic development and current status; existing and projected AI applications; and present and potential future impact on the United States and the world. Some people believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize modern life in ways that improve human existence. Others say that the promise of AI is overblown. Still others contend that AI applications could pose a grave threat to the economic security of millions of people by taking their jobs and otherwise rendering them "obsolete"—or, even worse, that AI could actually spell the end of the human race. This volume will help users understand the reasons AI development has both spirited defenders and alarmed critics; explain theories and innovations like Moore's Law, mindcloning, and Technological Singularity that drive AI research and debate; and give readers the information they need to make their own informed judgment about the promise and peril of this technology. All of this coverage is presented using language and terminology accessible to a lay audience. Introduction explaining the historical evolution of AI Chronology of important AI-related events Authoritative entries on leading pioneers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers; AI concepts and theories; AI's potential impact on different facets of society; and major movies and other cultural touchstones exploring AI technology
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving

... 2014) “What we're driving at”, Google Official Blog, (October 9, 2010, accessed June 27, 2014) Bilger, B. “Auto Correct - Has the self-driving car at last arrived?

Author: Markus Maurer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662488478

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 706

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This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies? Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Autonomous Vehicles Plus

Autonomous Vehicles Plus

“It's that last 10%, and then the last 1% of circumstances that gets very, very difficult to solve,” Andrew Moore, dean of CMU's School of Computer Science, said in a recent interview. “Autonomous in-town driving, I'm still putting it ...

Author: Chander Dhawan

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525539824

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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Autonomous Vehicles Plus: A Critical Analysis of Challenges Delaying AV Nirvana is a valuable compendium of information for autonomous vehicle (AV) industry professionals. The book offers a critical analysis of this emerging technology and business models through a holistic and multi-faceted discussion by a consultant who has done extensive research of underlying technologies. Among other things, Autonomous Vehicles Plus provides an independent and comprehensive viewpoint of the history and basic technology concepts of AVs, along with an explanation of their artificial intelligence underpinning, architectural framework, and key components. Here is all the minutiae on driverless cars, including the challenges facing the industry, predictions for their future, advice for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on their emerging importance, and the roiling confusion that attends it all. Autonomous vehicle industry professionals and those seeking a broad understanding of the emerging technology will find much to distract and delight them in this serious book. Autonomous Vehicles Plus will be of special interest to technology and business development professionals who want to understand the fundamentals that determine technology adoption.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving

How the Driverless Revolution will Change the World Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner, Rupert Stadler. last manually controlled cars disappear from the roads. This transitional phase is critical, because some vehicles will already ...

Author: Andreas Herrmann

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787432680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics