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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Autonomous Cars will Upend Transportation

A podcast and transcript at the big question:  What will our personal transportation look like in a decade or less?


How Autonomous Vehicles Will Upend Transportation
Nov 14, 2018 Books Business Radio Law and Public Policy Podcasts  North America driverless cars

The former vice president of research for GM outlines how robotic driving technology will entirely reshape transportation.

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The Quest to Build the Driverless Car -- BurnsAutonomous vehicle technology is advancing rapidly, and hard-core promoters contend that driverless cars could soon be the norm rather than the exception. Many other knowledgeable analysts, however, say widespread adoption of fully autonomous cars is many years — perhaps decades — away. The chief reason for the delay is the years it will take to generate the vast amount of data required to make self-driving cars fully safe. But whenever it finally takes over, driverless technology will do much more than ease daily commutes: It will also have a profound impact on the world’s economy, notes Lawrence Burns, a former corporate vice president of research, development and planning for General Motors who supervised and encouraged GM’s development of robotic driving technology. His new book with Christopher Shulgan is titled, Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car — And How It Will Reshape Our World. He joined the Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM to talk about how a driverless world will map out. .... "

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