Summary of The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers

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The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers summary
Google, Apple, Tesla, Uber and traditional car companies are all competing in the “race” to eliminate the need for human drivers.


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In this intriguing and timely article, technology reporter Adrienne LaFrance examines the challenges shaping the “race” to make the dream of fully self-driving vehicles a reality. Of course, with Google, Tesla and traditional automakers all competing to revolutionize the way people drive, the questions of which company will win this race, and how it will do it, are paramount – though the answers are far from clear. getAbstract recommends LaFrance’s prognostications to everyone interested in new technologies and in the future of the automotive industry.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How self-driving technology is transforming the auto industry
  • Which companies are competing to develop and implement these innovations
  • What challenges businesses must overcome before self-driving cars can become the industry standard


Developments in self-driving technology offer possibilities as diverse and intriguing as improved safety, increased passenger leisure time, more mobility for the elderly and disabled, and transformed city planning. However, the hope of a safer, more mobile world isn’t the only reason businesses are ...
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About the Author

Adrienne LaFrance is a technology staff writer at The Atlantic. She has been an investigative reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat, Nieman Journalism Lab and WBUR.

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