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EP 949B - Robot, Take the Wheel: Future of Driverless Cars

Summary: No matter how you perceive the future of technology, the fact is, it's coming.
Air Date: 7/16/19
Duration: 23:40
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Jason Torchinsky
Jason Torchinsky is senior editor of Jalopnik, a website devoted to news and opinions about all things automotive. As a writer and artist, he is known for his articles, artworks, talks, and videos about cars, technology, and culture. He has raced cars, wrecked cars, and driven possibly one of the most dangerous cars ever made with the King of Cars on the Emmy-winning Jay Leno’s Garage. He lives in North Carolina.
  • Book Title: Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving
  • Guest Twitter Account: @JasonTorchinsky
EP 949B - Robot, Take the Wheel: Future of Driverless Cars
Many people view technological advances as a good thing; progress. Others resist change, and meet these advances with skepticism -- and sometimes fear. 

If you've ever watched an episode of the futuristic Netflix show, Black Mirror, you might be leaning towards the latter. 

No matter how you perceive the future of technology, the fact is, it's coming. We already have automobiles that essentially drive and park themselves, but according to automotive expert Jason Torchinsky, autonomous vehicles will soon be on every street in America. 

In his book, Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, Torchinsky discusses the cultural and conceptual impact of driverless cars and why they are really the first mass deployment of robots in human society.

Listen in as Torchinsky explores what’s ahead and considers what we can do now to shape the automated future.

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