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

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

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 An automotive and tech world insider investigates the quest to develop and perfect the driverless car?an innovatio...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World
Author:Lawrence D. Burns
Rating:
Genres:Science
ISBN:0062661140
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

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

  • Jeremy
    Sep 22, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

  • Barry
    Sep 28, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

  • Caren
    Dec 10, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

  • Ross
    Nov 27, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

  • Pete
    Sep 07, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

  • Barry Levene
    Nov 11, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

  • Kelvin
    Dec 02, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

  • Peter Tillman
    Oct 03, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

  • Ken Hamner
    Sep 27, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

  • Tim Dugan
    Sep 05, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

  • Steven Nurenberg
    Oct 12, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

    Riveting and compelling narrative on the innovation engines in Detroit v. Silicon Valley ...

    The future is thrilling with on-demand car-hailing and without personal car ownership. The steering wheel and pedal will be gone too. ...

    Fascinating and I can't wait. ...

    Way too long. Very Detroit centred. With less ego and historical recounts could be half the length and still produce the same insights. ...

    A great introduction to the evolution of the driverless car and the challenges that still remain.... ...

    ...

  • David Johnson
    Oct 03, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

    Riveting and compelling narrative on the innovation engines in Detroit v. Silicon Valley ...

    The future is thrilling with on-demand car-hailing and without personal car ownership. The steering wheel and pedal will be gone too. ...

  • Bruno
    Dec 03, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

  • Sunni Yuen
    Oct 12, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

    Riveting and compelling narrative on the innovation engines in Detroit v. Silicon Valley ...

  • Joel
    Nov 30, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

  • Jon Nielson
    Nov 24, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

    Riveting and compelling narrative on the innovation engines in Detroit v. Silicon Valley ...

    The future is thrilling with on-demand car-hailing and without personal car ownership. The steering wheel and pedal will be gone too. ...

    Fascinating and I can't wait. ...

  • Daniel
    Sep 26, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

  • Maggie Graupera
    Dec 05, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

  • Kursad Albayraktaroglu
    Nov 14, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

  • S M
    Oct 24, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

  • Joonas Kiminki
    Sep 04, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

  • Parikshith Gautham
    Oct 30, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

  • Guillaume Boisset
    Oct 14, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

  • David Arch
    Dec 06, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

    Riveting and compelling narrative on the innovation engines in Detroit v. Silicon Valley ...

    The future is thrilling with on-demand car-hailing and without personal car ownership. The steering wheel and pedal will be gone too. ...

    Fascinating and I can't wait. ...

    Way too long. Very Detroit centred. With less ego and historical recounts could be half the length and still produce the same insights. ...

    A great introduction to the evolution of the driverless car and the challenges that still remain.... ...

  • Carlosfelipe Pardo
    Nov 04, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

  • Kevin
    Sep 04, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

  • Stephen
    Sep 23, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

  • Joe
    Sep 30, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

  • Rui Rodrigues
    Oct 23, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...

    Woah this is a great book! Maybe I?m biased as a Recruiter for Waymo but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning about the history of self driving cars was super fascinating and it was all presented in a very captivating way. Throughout reading the book and after finishing, ...

    A great introduction to the history of self-driving vehicles from the early days of the DARPA races to the recent rivalry between Google and Uber. The author is an auto industry insider and an EV pioneer; and is clearly a firm believer in the technology. Highly recommended to anyone in...

    Loved it!! A fascinating read, in my opinion. The authors provide the past, present and the future of self-driving vehicles and how the concept of personal mobility will transform and improvise in the coming years. ...

    The book gives a thorough and engaging account from the early days of autonomous vehicle development for the DARPA Grand Challenges to where we are today. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the subject. ...

    Extremely well written, reads like a thriller! ...

    I will quote Jay-Z's lyrics here: " Y?all think Uber?s the future, our cars been autonomous !!" ...

    Fascinating information! ...

    Riveting and compelling narrative on the innovation engines in Detroit v. Silicon Valley ...

    The future is thrilling with on-demand car-hailing and without personal car ownership. The steering wheel and pedal will be gone too. ...

    Fascinating and I can't wait. ...

    Way too long. Very Detroit centred. With less ego and historical recounts could be half the length and still produce the same insights. ...

  • Jon
    Dec 01, 2018

    Tech history, starting with the DARPA self-driving challenge races in 2004. His info is good; his writing is, well, adequate. But the material pretty much makes up for that. 3.5 stars, rounded down for the fluff and filler. Book needed a more critical final edit, which you, the reader,...

    I was at the Urban Challenge in 2007 (still have the T shirt). It was amazing standing next to the road watching cars and trucks go by with no one in them, including 32,000-pound TerraMax, which had to be deactivated before it took out a building. The MIT entry kept braking for shadows...

    A beautifully written view into the past, present and future of mobility. I hugely enjoyed the fluent storytelling and balanced handling of the topics covered, respecting the accomplishents of both Detroit and Silicon Valley. I don?t always rate my books ????? but when ...

    Want to understand autonomous cars? Start here No, seriously. This book goes all the way back to concept cars like Sandstorm and Autonomy to today's developers like Tesla, Uber and Waymo. Complete with the office politics, the engineering and the political problems. I also recomm...

    Interesting history of the development of self-driving vehicles from the beginning of the idea around 2000 up to the beginning of 2018 by one of the key engineer executives working on the designs. I wish there were a good deal more about the actual technology, rather than just the com...

    Great read> This will change your view of the future. Highly recommend. ...

    Overall a good read on the history and major players in the AV space. My major complaint is that the author only acknowledges the positive AV scenario, but doesn?t consider things such as more vehicle miles traveled due to the fact that the car is driving for you, or potentially wors...

    One of the best books I?ve read about emerging technologies and the impact they will have. Highly recommended. ...

    Autonomy : The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World (2018) by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan is the first insider account of efforts by big companies to create self-driving vehicles. Burns worked for decades for General Motors and was a V...

    The definitive history of AVs to date if you want to understand where we are and how we got here, read this book. Balances technical and non technical concepts well. Tells the story of all the key milestones with first hand accounts in many cases. Burns himself has had a front row s...

    Good info But why are electrics so rare? Why no self driving? Those are the obvious questions But also, he said electric cars will be cheaper....why is Tesla so damn pricy? And one of the things a fleet of taxis won?t handle: rush hour. This has to be solved by better mass ...

    Autonomy The book is full of great stories and Burns?s first-person account of what happened in the development of autonomous and non-gas vehicles. It also tells stories about some of the key contributors to the technology--Chris Urmson, Red Whittaker, Sebastian Thrun, Anthony Lev...

    Burns is a former GM exec who for years engaged in the thankless task of reforming the company from within, to steer it toward a greener future. He scored some successes by securing GM sponsorship of prestigious teams in autonomous driving competitions in the early 2000?s, but ultima...

    This book is a lot more than the history of autonomous vehicles. It is a tribute to the men and women of Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, Google, Uber, Lyft, and others who have the vision, technical know-how, tenacity, and money to free us from internal combustion engines and dis...

    The book provides a detailed insider view on autonomous vehicle development, the DARPA challenges, and other related issues as part of the author's views on the future of transport. There is really useful info on who was doing what, very detailed descriptions on discussions and how dec...

    Children born today may never have their drivers license. The autonomous vehicle is coming, and it will likely be a service rather than everybody owning a car. Reading this book made me want to stop driving and get an automated vehicle to drive me places. The author gives a very compel...

    I loved this book, and had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence Burns on tour. This book gets into it all: DARPA challenges, the creation of Google's Self-Driving Car project, tensions within that project, Uber/Levandowski -- as well as changes in the auto industry and the author's long ti...