Autonomy by Lawrence D. Burns audiobook

Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car-And How It Will Reshape Our World

By Lawrence D. Burns , with Christopher Shulgan
Read by George Newbern

HarperAudio, Ecco 9780062661128
11.34 Hours Unabridged
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A deep dive into the race to develop and perfect the driverless car—an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone—by a veteran insider of the automotive and tech worlds In Autonomy, former GM executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project Lawrence Burns offers a sweeping history of the race to make the driverless car a reality. In the past decade, Silicon Valley companies like Google, Tesla and Uber have positioned themselves to revolutionize the way we move around by developing driverless vehicles while traditional auto companies like General Motors, Ford, and Daimler have been fighting back by partnering by with new tech start-ups. It’s not a question of whether the self-driving car will disrupt the automobile industry; it’s a question of when, how, and who will win the race. With the first driverless car likely to hit markets in less than five years, Burns also looks toward the future and explains how this new technology will impact our lives—from removing the hassles of driving, parking, and refueling our cars, to eliminating 90 percent of road fatalities, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, and automating yet another segment of blue collar industries, putting more workers out of their jobs. We are on the brink of a technological revolution that promises to fundamentally change how we interact with our world. A chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future, Autonomy is the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it sparks.

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Summary

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A deep dive into the race to develop and perfect the driverless car—an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone—by a veteran insider of the automotive and tech worlds

In Autonomy, former GM executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project Lawrence Burns offers a sweeping history of the race to make the driverless car a reality. In the past decade, Silicon Valley companies like Google, Tesla and Uber have positioned themselves to revolutionize the way we move around by developing driverless vehicles while traditional auto companies like General Motors, Ford, and Daimler have been fighting back by partnering by with new tech start-ups. It’s not a question of whether the self-driving car will disrupt the automobile industry; it’s a question of when, how, and who will win the race.

With the first driverless car likely to hit markets in less than five years, Burns also looks toward the future and explains how this new technology will impact our lives—from removing the hassles of driving, parking, and refueling our cars, to eliminating 90 percent of road fatalities, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, and automating yet another segment of blue collar industries, putting more workers out of their jobs.

We are on the brink of a technological revolution that promises to fundamentally change how we interact with our world. A chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future, Autonomy is the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it sparks.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A provocative look at a rising industry that may soon change the nature of the world’s too-busy roadways.” Kirkus Reviews
“An authoritative preview of the autonomous age.” John Casesa, former group vice president, Global Strategy, Ford Motor Company

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Author

Author Bio: Lawrence D. Burns

Author Bio: Lawrence D. Burns

Lawrence D. Burns served as corporate vice president of research and development and strategic planning at General Motors, where he oversaw their advanced technology, innovation programs, and corporate strategy. He was also a professor of engineering at the University of Michigan and led the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University. He has served as an advisor to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) since 2011 and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He lives in Franklin, Michigan.

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Author Bio: Christopher Shulgan

Author Bio: Christopher Shulgan

Christopher Shulgan is a writer who specializes in collaborating with fascinating people who have something important to say. He lives in Toronto.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 11.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English