Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility
Author: Pierluigi Coppola,Domokos Esztergár-Kiss
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 0128176970
ISBN 13: 9780128176979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility Book Review:

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility presents novel methods for examining the long-term effects on individuals, society, and on the environment for a wide range of forthcoming transport scenarios, such as self-driving vehicles, workplace mobility plans, demand responsive transport analysis, mobility as a service, multi-source transport data provision, and door-to-door mobility. With the development and realization of new mobility options comes change in long-term travel behavior and transport policy. This book addresses these impacts, considering such key areas as the attitude of users towards new services, the consequences of introducing new mobility forms, the impacts of changing work related trips, and more. By examining and contextualizing innovative transport solutions in this rapidly evolving field, the book provides insights into the current implementation of these potentially sustainable solutions. It will serve as a resource of general guidelines and best practices for researchers, professionals and policymakers. Covers hot topics, including travel behavior change, autonomous vehicle impacts, intelligent solutions, mobility planning, mobility as a service, sustainable solutions, and more Examines up-to-date models and applications using novel technologies Contains contributions from leading scholars around the globe Includes case studies with the latest research results

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility
Author: Pierluigi Coppola
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128176962
ISBN 13: 9780128176962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility Book Review:

Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility presents novel methods for examining the long term effects on individuals, society, and on the environment on a wide range of forthcoming transport scenarios such self-driving vehicles, workplace mobility plans, demand responsive transport analysis, mobility as a service, multi-source transport data provision, and door-to-door mobility. With the development and realization of new mobility options comes change in long term travel behavior and transport policy. Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility addresses these impacts, considering such key areas as attitude of users towards new services, the consequences of introducing of new mobility forms, the impacts of changing work related trips, the access to information about mobility options and the changing strategies of relevant stakeholders in transportation. By examining and contextualizing innovative transport solutions in this rapidly evolving field, Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility provides insights into current implementation of these potentially sustainable solutions, serving as general guidelines and best practices for researchers, professionals, and policy makers. Covers hot topics including travel behavior change, autonomous vehicle impacts, intelligent solutions, mobility planning, mobility as a service, sustainable solutions, and more Examines up to date models and applications using novel technologies Contributions from leading scholars around the globe Case studies with latest research results

Sustainability Opportunities and Risks of Future Mobility Systems Based on Autonomous Vehicles in Chinese Cities

Sustainability Opportunities and Risks of Future Mobility Systems Based on Autonomous Vehicles in Chinese Cities
Author: Annika Wulkop
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1029211484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Opportunities and Risks of Future Mobility Systems Based on Autonomous Vehicles in Chinese Cities Book Review:

The autonomous vehicle is predicted to change the paradigm of passenger mobility and dreamful visions have been very present in the media. Promoted by companies and governments, the new technology is said to make mobility safer and more environmentally friendly. But the reports are onesided. There is a limited amount of research on the potential downsides of the autonomous vehicle, particularly at the system level. Also, existing research mostly uses data and examples from the Western world. This qualitative study questions if the autonomous vehicle is truly sustainable. It identifies sustainability risks and opportunities for urban mobility systems in China which result from the implementation of autonomous vehicles. Factors with influence on the future mobility system are identified, analyzed and combined to four distinct emerging mobility systems: Radical ownership-based system, evolutionary ownership-based system, shared mobility system and public transportation system. Through expert interviews, the emerging mobility systems are assessed along twelve sustainability indicators. The results reveal that (1) when it comes to sustainability the future of the autonomous vehicle does not look as bright as the ubiquitous dream promises, (2) the radical ownership-based system, with a high level of autonomy and vehicle ownership rate, produces the biggest sustainability risks while the shared mobility system produces the biggest sustainability opportunities, and (3) both the direction and the magnitude of the sustainability impact strongly depends on the rebound effect which is not yet understood well-enough to design rebound-proof strategies for the future.

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving
Author: Markus Maurer,J. Christian Gerdes,Barbara Lenz,Hermann Winner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2016-05-21
ISBN 10: 3662488477
ISBN 13: 9783662488478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Driving Book Review:

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".

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles
Author: George Dimitrakopoulos,Aggelos Tsakanikas,Elias Panagiotopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 0323901387
ISBN 13: 9780323901383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Vehicles Book Review:

Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts explores both the autonomous driving concepts and the key hardware and software enablers, Artificial intelligence tools, needed infrastructure, communication protocols, and interaction with non-autonomous vehicles. It analyses the impacts of autonomous driving using a scenario-based approach to quantify the effects on the overall economy and affected sectors. The book assess from a qualitative and quantitative approach, the future of autonomous driving, and the main drivers, challenges, and barriers. The book investigates whether individuals are ready to use advanced automated driving vehicles technology, and to what extent we as a society are prepared to accept highly automated vehicles on the road. Building on the technologies, opportunities, strengths, threats, and weaknesses, Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts discusses the needed frameworks for automated vehicles to move inside and around cities. The book concludes with a discussion on what in applications comes next, outlining the future research needs. Broad, interdisciplinary and systematic coverage of the key issues in autonomous driving and vehicles Examines technological impact on society, governance, and the economy as a whole Includes foundational topical coverage, case studies, objectives, and glossary

Strategies for Autonomous Connected and Smart Mobility in the Automotive Industry A Comparative Analysis of BMW Group and Tesla Motors Inc

Strategies for Autonomous  Connected and Smart Mobility in the Automotive Industry  A Comparative Analysis of BMW Group and Tesla Motors Inc
Author: Andreas Kauerhof
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 3668412855
ISBN 13: 9783668412859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Autonomous Connected and Smart Mobility in the Automotive Industry A Comparative Analysis of BMW Group and Tesla Motors Inc Book Review:

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, University of applied sciences, Munich, language: English, abstract: The automotive industry is facing the biggest changes in its more than 100 years of existence. At the end of this decade, the first electric vehicle is going to enter the mass market that can compete on product features, comfort and price with the internal combustion engines. People keep moving into urban areas. The requirements toward future mobility increase. Some countries already decided to prefer electric vehicles to conventional cars. Profits will shift to other markets or segments. Incumbents must align their current strategies to keep their market share in the future and participate in future profit pools of the automotive industry. BMW and Tesla have different strategic approaches to the upcoming changes in the industry. BMW, as many other OEMs, is aware of future challenges and disruptive forces and has much more resources to manage the required investments in R&D than smaller start-ups. However, disruptive forces come from lower functionality and low-cost products that are usually overlooked by dominant firms in an industry. This research analyzes the two automotive companies BMW and Tesla by using the common strategy analysis tools. First, the firms’ external environment is analyzed by using the PESTEL analysis, describing relevant trends that affect the strategic decision of the two companies. An industry overview with future projections is provided. Secondly, an internal analysis is performed. SWOT analysis and the VRIO framework form the basis to define the strengths, weaknesses, unique recourses and capabilities of BMW and Tesla. The conclusion provides an overall discussion of the most important findings emerging from the analysis with regard to the business operations and the existing business models of the two car manufacturers. Furthermore, important implications for the adaption and adjustment processes are discussed.

The Future is Autonomous

The Future is Autonomous
Author: Phillip Wilcox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-03
ISBN 10: 9781636766539
ISBN 13: 1636766536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future is Autonomous Book Review:

Who will win the race to develop the autonomous vehicle? Making predictions about technology, particularly technology as revolutionary as the autonomous vehicle, can be challenging. The Future is Autonomous: The U.S. and China Race to Develop the Driverless Car explores a number of key factors that will decide who will emerge victorious. In this book you will learn about: The major technological difficulties that must be overcome for a self-driving car to drive safely. The innovative companies that are creating new business models to commercialize autonomous vehicles. The political hurdles that both the U.S. and China must face to establish a common set of standards for autonomous vehicles both domestically and globally. And so much more! This book is a must read for anyone interested in the future of the automotive industry, cutting-edge technology, and keen political analysis. There is little doubt that whoever wins the race to develop the autonomous vehicle will have substantial influence in the industry for decades. No matter which superpower comes out on top, the biggest winner of all will be the consumer.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Author: James M. Anderson,Kalra Nidhi,Karlyn D. Stanley,Paul Sorensen,Constantine Samaras,Oluwatobi A. Oluwatola
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 0833084372
ISBN 13: 9780833084378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Book Review:

The automotive industry appears close to substantial change engendered by “self-driving” technologies. This technology offers the possibility of significant benefits to social welfare—saving lives; reducing crashes, congestion, fuel consumption, and pollution; increasing mobility for the disabled; and ultimately improving land use. This report is intended as a guide for state and federal policymakers on the many issues that this technology raises.

Smart Transportation

Smart Transportation
Author: Guido Dartmann,Anke Schmeink,Volker Lücken,Houbing Song,Martina Ziefle,Giovanni Prestiflippo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN 10: 1000405656
ISBN 13: 9781000405651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Transportation Book Review:

The book provides a broad overview of the challenges and recent developments in the field of smart mobility and transportation, including technical, algorithmic and social aspects of smart mobility and transportation. It reviews new ideas for services and platforms for future mobility. New concepts of artificial intelligence and the implementation in new hardware architecture are discussed. In the context of artificial intelligence, new challenges of machine learning for autonomous vehicles and fleets are investigated. The book also investigates human factors and social questions of future mobility concepts. The goal of this book is to provide a holistic approach towards smart transportation. The book reviews new technologies such as the cloud, machine learning and communication for fully atomatized transport, catering to the needs of citizens. This will lead to complete change of concepts in transportion.

Disrupting Mobility

Disrupting Mobility
Author: Gereon Meyer,Susan Shaheen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2017-01-04
ISBN 10: 3319516027
ISBN 13: 9783319516028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disrupting Mobility Book Review:

This book explores the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy and innovative transportation technologies with regard to urban mobility. Written by government experts, social scientists, technologists and city planners from North America, Europe and Australia, the papers in this book address the impacts of demographic, societal and economic trends and the fundamental changes arising from the increasing automation and connectivity of vehicles, smart communication technologies, multimodal transit services, and urban design. The book is based on the Disrupting Mobility Summit held in Cambridge, MA (USA) in November 2015, organized by the City Science Initiative at MIT Media Lab, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley, the LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Politics and the Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change in Berlin.

Three Revolutions

Three Revolutions
Author: Daniel Sperling
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 161091905X
ISBN 13: 9781610919050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Revolutions Book Review:

In Three Revolutions, transportation expert Dan Sperling and his collaborators share research-based insights on potential public benefits and impacts of the three transportation revolutions of vehicle automation, shared mobility, and vehicle electrification. They describe innovative ideas and partnerships, and explore the role government policy can play in steering the new transportation paradigm toward the public interest--toward our dream scenario of social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability. Three Revolutions offers policy recommendations and provides insight and knowledge that could lead to wiser choices by all. With this book, Sperling and his collaborators hope to steer these revolutions toward the public interest and a better quality of life for everyone.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities
Author: Hussein T. Mouftah,Melike Erol-Kantarci,Sameh Sorour
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN 10: 1000258971
ISBN 13: 9781000258974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the five fundamental yet intertwined pillars paving the road towards the future of connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The connectivity pillar covers all the latest advancements and various technologies on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications/networking and vehicular cloud computing, with special emphasis on their role towards vehicle autonomy and smart cities applications. On the other hand, the autonomy track focuses on the different efforts to improve vehicle spatiotemporal perception of its surroundings using multiple sensors and different perception technologies. Since most of CAVs are expected to run on electric power, studies on their electrification technologies, satisfaction of their charging demands, interactions with the grid, and the reliance of these components on their connectivity and autonomy, is the third pillar that this book covers. On the smart services side, the book highlights the game-changing roles CAV will play in future mobility services and intelligent transportation systems. The book also details the ground-breaking directions exploiting CAVs in broad spectrum of smart cities applications. Example of such revolutionary applications are autonomous mobility on-demand services with integration to public transit, smart homes, and buildings. The fifth and final pillar involves the illustration of security mechanisms, innovative business models, market opportunities, and societal/economic impacts resulting from the soon-to-be-deployed CAVs. This book contains an archival collection of top quality, cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research on connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The book is an authoritative reference for smart city decision makers, automotive manufacturers, utility operators, smart-mobility service providers, telecom operators, communications engineers, power engineers, vehicle charging providers, university professors, researchers, and students who would like to learn more about the advances in CAEVs connectivity, autonomy, electrification, security, and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation systems.

Ghost Road Beyond the Driverless Car

Ghost Road  Beyond the Driverless Car
Author: Anthony M. Townsend
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1324001534
ISBN 13: 9781324001539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Road Beyond the Driverless Car Book Review:

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.

Faster Smarter Greener

Faster  Smarter  Greener
Author: Venkat Sumantran,Charles Fine,David Gonsalvez
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 0262341883
ISBN 13: 9780262341882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faster Smarter Greener Book Review:

A call to redefine mobility so that it is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized, as well as sustainable, adaptable, and city-friendly. The twentieth century was the century of the automobile; the twenty-first will see mobility dramatically re-envisioned. Automobiles altered cityscapes, boosted economies, and made personal mobility efficient and convenient for many. We had a century-long love affair with the car. But today, people are more attached to their smartphones than their cars. Cars are not always the quickest mode of travel in cities; and emissions from the rapidly growing number of cars threaten the planet. This book, by three experts from industry and academia, envisions a new world of mobility that is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized (the CHIP architecture). The authors describe the changes that are coming. City administrators are shifting from designing cities for cars to designing cities for people. Nations and cities will increasingly employ targeted user fees and offer subsidies to nudge consumers toward more sustainable modes. The sharing economy is coaxing many consumers to shift from being owners of assets to being users of services. The auto industry is responding with connected cars that double as virtual travel assistants and by introducing autonomous driving. The CHIP architecture embodies an integrated, multimode mobility system that builds on ubiquitous connectivity, electrified and autonomous vehicles, and a marketplace open to innovation and entrepreneurship. Consumers will exercise choice on the basis of user experience and efficiency, aided by “intelligent advisors,” accessible through their mobile devices. An innovative mobility architecture reconfigured for this century is a social and economic necessity; this book charts a course for achieving it.

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving
Author: Andreas Herrmann,Walter Brenner,Rupert Stadler
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN 10: 1787148343
ISBN 13: 9781787148345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Driving Book Review:

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.

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change the World

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change the World
Author: Anthony Raymond
Publsiher: Clever Books
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 9781733328760
ISBN 13: 1733328769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change the World Book Review:

Take a look at the vehicle sitting in your driveway. It may be the last one you ever own. With an estimated 33 million fully autonomous cars and taxis projected to hit the road by 2040, an automotive renaissance is soon to be upon us. Personal car ownership currently costs the average medium-sized sedan owner $9,282 annually. But personal car ownership may soon be a thing of the past. The A.I.-powered machines of the future will be doing the driving for us. Autonomous vehicles will be the most disruptive technology ever deployed by mankind.

Preparing for the Future of Work in Canada

Preparing for the Future of Work in Canada
Author: Oecd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10: 9789264946798
ISBN 13: 9264946799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for the Future of Work in Canada Book Review:

COVID-19 has led to a labour market shock in Canada and is likely to generate a profound reflection on production and consumption habits. COVID-19 is also likely to accelerate automation as firms look to new technologies to pandemic proof their operations. While automation offers the opportunity to boost productivity, it can also create losers as vulnerable workers who lose jobs may not have the skills needed in a changing labour market. This OECD report examines the potential impacts of automation on people and places across Canada with a special focus on the Province of Ontario. It also sheds light on policies and programmes that can help regions and cities to prepare for the future of work.

Transportation Transformation

Transportation Transformation
Author: Evangelos Simoudis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 9780998067728
ISBN 13: 0998067725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation Transformation Book Review:

Transportation Transformation is an indispensable GPS for every automaker, transportation startup, investor, policymaker, or regulator who is planning the future of urban and suburban transit, and anyone else with a need to understand the changing ways in which consumers and goods will get around. When an industry this large changes this rapidly, strategy becomes complex and challenging. Transportation Transformation provides the crucial vision necessary to navigate those changes with confidence. Comprehensive, global, and meticulously researched, Transportation Transformation presents a vision of next-generation urban mobility arising from the interplay among three major groups: the automakers, the mobility services companies, and the cities. Transportation's future is subject to consumer shifts, driven by disruptive technology and business model innovations including autonomous or automated, connected, and electrified vehicles; on-demand mobility services, such as ride-hailing and micromobility; and rapidly multiplying new ways to deliver consumer transportation and goods. The book describes the transformations that automakers, mobility services companies, and cities must undertake, the new value chains that will form as a result of these transformations, and the business models that will enable the transformed organizations to monetize or otherwise benefit from next-generation mobility. Transportation Transformation details the central role of data, AI and other data-driven technologies in next-generation mobility and explains the key risks we must address in the process of transforming transportation. Even as traditional models of vehicle acquisition and ownership weaken, new business models are emerging, including subscription-, merchandising-, and advertising-based revenue streams. Such innovations will remake the staid and traditional value chains that dominate today's transportation markets and create new ones. Transportation Transformation discusses these new models under a variety of implementation scenarios involving automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, mobility services companies, and Internet technology providers. It analyzes the resulting new revenue streams and the value chains that will remake the economics of the automobile industry as well as the broader transportation and goods delivery industries. And it discusses in revealing detail the opportunities and risks ushered in by these shifts and disruptions.

Smart Transportation

Smart Transportation
Author: Guido Dartmann,Anke Schmeink,Volker Lücken,Houbing Song,Martina Ziefle,Giovanni Prestiflippo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780367352967
ISBN 13: 0367352966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Transportation Book Review:

This book presents a review of the progress and latest applications of artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles and its implementation in new hardware platforms. Furthermore, new concepts for mobility services based on this technology are presented and the social and human factors are discussed.

Autonomy

Autonomy
Author: Lawrence D. Burns,Christopher Shulgan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0062661140
ISBN 13: 9780062661142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomy Book Review:

An automotive and tech world insider investigates the quest 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 We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. Soon, few of us will own our own automobiles and instead will get around in driverless electric vehicles that we summon with the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, prevent over 90% of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled, and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy is the story of the maverick engineers and computer nerds who are creating the revolution. Longtime advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car team and former GM research and development chief Lawrence D. Burns provides the perfectly-timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and heavily reported account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning with the way 9/11 spurred the U.S. government to set a million-dollar prize for a series of off-road robot races in the Mojave Desert up to the early 2016 stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turner that represents a chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future—the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and navigating the revolution it sparks.