From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google self-driving car project - comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car.We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence Burns - longtime adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors - provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared.Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present and a prediction of the future - the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004062/bk_hcuk_004062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A deep dive into the race to develop and perfect the driverless car - an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone - by a veteran insider of the automotive and tech worlds.In Autonomy, former GM executive and current advisor to the Google self-driving car project Lawrence Burns offers a sweeping history of the race to make the driverless car a reality. In the past decade, Silicon Valley companies like Google, Tesla, and Uber have positioned themselves to revolutionize the way we move around by developing driverless vehicles while traditional auto companies like General Motors, Ford, and Daimler have been fighting back by partnering by with new tech start-ups. It’s not a question of whether the self-driving car will disrupt the automobile industry; it’s a question of when and how, and who will win the race.With the first driverless car likely to hit markets in less than five years, Burns also looks toward the future and explains how this new technology will impact our lives - from removing the hassles of driving, parking, and refueling our cars to eliminating 90 percent of road fatalities, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, and automating yet another segment of blue-collar industries, putting more workers out of their jobs.We are on the brink of a technological revolution that promises to fundamentally change how we interact with our world. A chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future, Autonomy is the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it sparks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007564/bk_harp_007564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his new book Matthias Schrader, co-founder and CEO of SinnerSchrader, puts the digital transformation on its feet. Whoever starts the digital transformation at the company has already lost. In the meantime, digital products from companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are conquering the everyday life of users. They successfully penetrate sectors such as banking, insurance, telecommunications, retail and automotive. Many companies are in danger of losing their relationship with their customers. They become interchangeable. Matthias Schrader deciphers the code behind the Transformational Products, with which Google & Co. successfully reshape entire markets. The book also provides a playbook for the successful development of Transformational Products in the corporate context. In the end, it bridges the gap between product development and the digital transformation of companies. Transformational Products turn classic marketing into a legacy and thus from a solution to a problem. The weapons of advertising (promotion), distribution (place) and pricing policy (price) have become blunt. Digitisation is a huge challenge for the product, the fourth P in the marketing mix. The focus on the product as a success factor forces companies to focus on the concrete value-added contribution for their customers.
The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World. From the ultimate insider, a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self Driving Car project, comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Apple, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car, and what this technological revolution means for our future and how it will impact our lives.
Have you heard the term blockchain get thrown around in conversation? Have you heard about the different cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and wondered how they actually work and came about? Blockchain technology is so much more than the simple building block behind the digital ledger of cryptocurrencies. It´s technological implications alone can single-handedly reshape the world of finance and change banking and world trade forever. When massive companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Chase are pouring billions into researching blockchain technology, maybe it´s something we ought to learn a little bit more about. In this audiobook, you will learn: Blockchain technology and how it works What we can use blockchain technology for How it became so mainstream Bitcoin and blockchain Ethereum and blockchain How financial institutions use it Why companies are extensively researching it How it will change the financial banking system Download Blockchain: How Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Reshaping the World of Finance and uncover the true potential of this groundbreaking technology! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Strader - The Voice Ranger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114386/bk_acx0_114386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.