Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

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Simon & Schuster
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Alex Davies is a senior editor at Insider, where he oversees the transportation coverage. He was formerly an editor at WIRED, where he launched the transportation section in 2016. Along with autonomous vehicles, he has covered everything from designing bike lanes to electric aviation to the quest to rebuild American infrastructure. Mr. Davies has written features about how General Motors beat Tesla in the race to build the affordable, long-range electric car, the nascent flying car industry, and X, Alphabet's "moonshot factory." A New Yorker by birth, Mr. Davies has lived in California's Bay Area since 2014.
"Autonomous vehicles will someday reshape our cities and transform our lives. In Driven, Alex Davies delivers a highly readable and engaging narrative that showcases the brilliant, passionate and intensively competitive group of innovators who shepherded the self-driving car from its origins at the DARPA Grand Challenge and then set out to build an entirely new industry that would race toward making the technology a reality."--Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots and Architects of Intelligence
"With Alex Davies' superb book, we learn that autonomous cars are far from driverless: the amazing effort to produce them has been directed by a cast of brilliant, and sometimes flawed human beings, all of whom are compellingly rendered in this illuminating and important narrative. Read Driven, preferably not while behind the wheel."
--Steven Levy, author of Hackers and Facebook: The Inside Story
"Starts a bit slowly as Davies sets the stage, but like its subject, it gains speed and momentum as it gets going. The result is a skillfully chronicled work on a timely topic."--Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots and Architects of Intelligence "Publishers Weekly"