Fall 2018

Self-Driving Cars

The New Way Forward

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Self-driving cars mark the next great shift in mass transportation. Learn about early attempts at self-driving technology, the benefits of driverless cars, controversies surrounding the new technology, innovations that make self-driving cars possible, and the industry's major players. This emerging "disruptive" technology has its roots in the work of engineers and futurists dating back decades. Author Michael Fallon traces how the software and hardware for self-driving vehicles developed through the years, including major milestones, notable misfires, and efforts from the public and private sectors. He also spotlights recent breakthroughs that have made self-driving vehicles viable on a mass scale, along with the public debate that these breakthroughs have created.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS YAN055040, YAN056030
Subject Science
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2018-08-01
ISBN 9781541500556, 9781541524835
Title Format Library Bound Hardcover, Multi-user ebook
Dewey 629.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9

Author: Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon is a writer of books, magazine articles, and essays on all sorts of subjects—art and failing artists, Southern California, science and technology, baseball and sports, music, food, American social and cultural history, childhood and fatherhood, and much more. He lives in Minnesota.