08 Sep '18, 8am

Shifting gears: The transportation revelation of autonomous vehicles

Shifting gears: The transportation revelation of autonomous vehicles

Excerpt from "AUTONOMY: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car — And How It Will Reshape Our World," by Lawrence D. Burns and Christopher Shulgan. Copyright 2018 by Lawrence D. Burns. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The way we get around is changing. For the first time in 130 years, we’re in the midst of a major transformation in automobile transportation. In contrast to the personally owned, gasoline-powered, human-driven vehicles that have dominated the last century, we’re transitioning to mobility services based on electric-powered and driverless vehicles, paid for by trip or through subscriptions. What does this mean? Soon, many of us will no longer need to own or drive a car. Instead, we will rely on services that safely and conveniently use autonomous vehicles to take us where we want to go. The providers will manage every aspe...

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