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            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Davies, Alex

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Wired editor Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars-and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological break...throughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today. The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three Grand Challenges that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry's key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn't yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.
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            ISBN 9781982151768
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Drones: Safety Risk Management for the Next Evolution of Flight

            Drones: Safety Risk Management for the Next Evolution of Flight (Paperback)

            By Wolf, Harrison G.

            • RRP: $70.99
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            This book is an everything included approach to understanding drones, creating an organization around using unmanned aircraft, and outlining the process of safety to protect that program. It is the first of a kind safety focused text book for unmanned aircraft operations, providi...ng the reader with a required understanding of hazard identificatio
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            ISBN 9780367669898
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            10 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            New Foundation Of Artificial Intelligence

            New Foundation Of Artificial Intelligence (Hardback)

            By Xie, Ming; Hu, Zhen-cheng; Chen, Hui

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            • Delayed Release

            Offers an introduction to the three key modules behind the design and development of intelligent vehicles for the ultimate purpose of actively ensuring driving safety as well as preventing accidents from various possible causes.

            ISBN 9789814271639
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2020
            Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Cognitive Vehicular Networks
             

            Cognitive Vehicular Networks (Paperback)

            Edited by Vegni, Anna Maria; Agrawal, Dharma P.

            • RRP: $102.00
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            This book focuses on a new class of mobile ad hoc networks. It uses a pedagogical approach utilizing cognitive aspects applied to vehicular environments and comprises contributions from well-known and high profile researchers in their respective specialties.

            ISBN 9780367783198
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next
             

            A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next (Hardback)

            By Standage, Tom

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            From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, an eye-opening jaunt through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization.

            ISBN 9781635573619
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Public-private partnerships in urban bus systems: an analytical framework for project identification and preparation
              

            Public-private partnerships in urban bus systems: an analytical framework for project identification and preparation (Paperback)

            By Guerrero, Alejandro Hoyos; Bank, World; Dodero, Abel Lopez

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            This analytical framework seeks to support public transport practitioners and government authorities in the process of identifying appropriate technical solutions to improve urban mobility and, specifically, in the process of proposing arrangements for private sector participatio...n in urban bus projects.
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            ISBN 9781464816826
            Released NZ 30 May 2021
            Publisher World Bank Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series International Development in Focus
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            Vehicular Networking for Road Safety
              

            Vehicular Networking for Road Safety (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)

            By Lyu, Feng; Li, Minglu; Shen, Xuemin

            • RRP: $361.99
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            • Pre Release International

            The topics addressed in this book are crucial for both the academic community and industry, since the vehicular network has become an essential building block for intelligent transportation systems. The systematic principle of this book provides valuable guidance on the deploymen...t and implementation of V2X-enabled road-safety applications. In addition, this book carries out structured technologies from the MAC layer to the link and network layer, which can provide a general introduction for interested readers with a comprehensive understanding of applying vehicular networks in enhancing road safety, and offers a systematized view for researchers and practitioners in the field of vehicular networks to help them optimize and improve the desired vehicular communication systems. Road safety has always been the first priority for daily commuters on the road. Vehicular networks can be an effective solution to enhance road safety, via which vehicles can exchange cooperative awareness messages rapidly, contributing to better situation awareness and maneuvering cooperation. However, with the fast-changing network topology, intermittent wireless link, and dynamic traffic density, it is challenging to achieve satisfying network performance. This book introduces the background of vehicular networks, provides a comprehensive overview of networking techniques in supporting road-safety applications, states the technical motivations per the MAC, link, and network layer, and proposes/designs vehicular networking technologies at the corresponding layer respectively to guarantee low-latency and reliable V2X communications for road-safety applications. By extending the proposed networking technologies to support all types of vehicular services, this book also outlines open issues and research directions in future 5G and beyond vehicular networks.
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            ISBN 9783030512316
            Released NZ 21 Aug 2021
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Wireless Networks
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Aug 2021
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            Environmental Perception Technology for Unmanned Systems
              

            Environmental Perception Technology for Unmanned Systems (Hardback, 1st ed. 2021)

            By Bi, Xin

            • RRP: $592.50
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            This book focuses on the principles and technology of environmental perception in unmanned systems. With the rapid development of a new generation of information technologies such as automatic control and information perception, a new generation of robots and unmanned systems wil...l also take on new importance.
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            ISBN 9789811580925
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2020
            Publisher Huazhong University of Science
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Unmanned System Technologies
            Language (English)
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            Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts
              

            Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dimitrakopoulos, George; Tsakanikas, Aggelos; Panagiotopoulos, Elias

            • RRP: $400.99
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            Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts explores both the autonomous driving concepts and the key hardware and software enablers, Artificial intelligence tools, needed infrastructure, communication protocols, and interaction with non-autonomous vehicl...es. It analyses the impacts of autonomous driving using a scenario-based approach to quantify the effects on the overall economy and affected sectors. The book assess from a qualitative and quantitative approach, the future of autonomous driving, and the main drivers, challenges, and barriers. The book investigates whether individuals are ready to use advanced automated driving vehicles technology, and to what extent we as a society are prepared to accept highly automated vehicles on the road. Building on the technologies, opportunities, strengths, threats, and weaknesses, Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts discusses the needed frameworks for automated vehicles to move inside and around cities. The book concludes with a discussion on what in applications comes next, outlining the future research needs.
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            ISBN 9780323901376
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2021
            Publisher Elsevier - Health Sciences Div
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rearview Mirror
              

            Rearview Mirror (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dixon, Brian

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            Behind The Curtain: What Your Rideshare Driver Really Sees At Night Will Shock You! Imagine what it would be like to pick up a total stranger late at night, and have no idea where you are going until after he climbed into your back seat? For the first time, you will get a private... glimpse into the dark life of a rideshare driver in the San Francisco Bay Area, and understand how it feels to roll the dice in hopes that your next passenger is not trouble. In Rearview Mirror, Brian Dixon shares his true-life experiences with you, one rider at a time. From the funny, to the inspiring, to the shocking - nothing is held back. Over a five-year tenure, Brian experienced more human diversity in a week than most see in a lifetime: millionaire technology superstars, drugged-out street people, professional partiers, and dangerous criminals - all with a story to tell. What do you get when you mix one-part street savvy driver nicknamed The Drivingfool with two parts unpredictable and crazy riders? A fascinating but volatile cocktail of humanity. Find out what happens next...
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            ISBN 9781736299906
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2020
            Publisher Brian Dixon
            Interest Age General Audience
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