Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead

In the coming decade، intelligent cars and trucks will hit the streets، rearranging established industries، enabling new business models، saving lives، easing air pollution، and reshaping cities. Long-suffering commuters will finally be able to live wherever they wish، and read (or nap) on their drive to work. The bad news is that hundreds of thousands of driving-related jobs are at risk، our legal system will need to be re-drawn، and passenger privacy could become a luxury of the past.

This book provides a jargon-free overview of the disruptive technologies that enable driverless cars، in particular، Deep Learning، an emerging form of artificial intelligence. Although the technology is nearly ready، car companies and policy makers may not be. The authors shed light on the opportunities and risks posed by self-driving vehicles، and make a compelling case for why their development should be our society’s next concerted “Apollo moment.” Driverless is a comprehensive and entertaining exploration of self-driving cars.

Series: MIT Press
Author: Hod Lipson
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press; Reprint edition (September 15، 2017)
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

About the Author
Hod Lipson is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and an author of the award-winning book Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing.

Editorial Reviews
Driverless vehicles are poised to usher in a massive disruption of our transportation system، our urban landscapes، our economy — and quite possibly the very fabric of society. 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)

Driverless is a great read for anybody interested in technological، societal، and ethical implications of self-driving cars. The book reaches across fields and issues thoughtfully، and presents a comprehensive view of the state of the art.
(Daniela Rus، Director، CSAIL، MIT)

Best explanation of deep machine learning for a general audience I’ve ever read. And I’d never realized how thoroughly driverless cars will reshape the country: no more ambulance sirens، no more road signs، no more drunk drivers. But they could also deepen economic inequality and enable scary new crimes. This book will help us all get ready.
(George Musser، contributing editor at Scientific American and Nautilus magazines، author of Spooky Action at a Distance)

As we anticipate the implausible once again becoming inevitable — when in the near future autonomous vehicles take over our roads، Driverless presents an excellent and comprehensive assessment of this disruptive new technology and the issues and implications relating to its adoption. It’s a great roadmap to help us achieve the smoothest possible transition.
(Steven Berkenfeld، Managing Director in Investment Banking، Barclays)

Anyone looking for a book about driverless cars — smart، wide-ranging، nontechnical، easy to understand — was pretty much out of luck until Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead was published.
(Los Angeles Times)

Everyone is talking about driverless cars… After reading this book، you will be knowledgeable enough to make your own informed opinion.
(Science)

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