• How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change the World

  • Why Self-Driving Car Technology Will Usher in a New Age of Prosperity and Disruption. AI, Automation, Robots, and the Electric Revolution of the Future
  • By: Anthony Raymond
  • Narrated by: Anthony Raymond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Science & Engineering, Engineering
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Would you like to know how you'll be getting around town, playing, and working in the future?

At the 2017 World Government Summit, Tesla founder Elon Musk proclaimed: "In 10 years, it will be very unusual for cars to be built that are not fully autonomous."

Take a look at the vehicle sitting in your driveway. It may be the last one you ever own. With an estimated 33 million fully autonomous cars and taxis projected to hit the road by 2040, an automotive renaissance is soon to be upon us. Personal car ownership currently costs the average sedan owner $9,000 annually. But car ownership may soon be a thing of the past.

Autonomous vehicles will be the most disruptive technology ever deployed by mankind.

  • They'll change the way we eat, cook, and shop.
  • They'll change the way we raise our children and the way we choose our spouses.
  • They'll change the way we display our wealth and status.
  • They'll change the way we build cities and design our homes.
  • They'll change the way we dispense charity and the way we think about work.
  • And, most importantly, they'll change the way that we think about each other and the way we see ourselves.

Since 1900, 3.7 million Americans have died in motor vehicle accidents (about 35,000 per year). But we will soon exit these "dark ages" of transportation. Thanks to several recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, we are about to usher in a new age - one in which auto collisions, traffic jams, and road fatalities almost never happen.

Soon, autonomous vehicles (of all shapes and sizes) will roam the city streets - delivering your pizza, dropping off your latest order from Amazon, and safely driving your children to school - under the watchful guidance of a dozen digital sensors.

We're about to embark on a fantastic voyage. A journey that will bring about a new age of technological enlightenment, with the potential to produce a world of great abundance - if we can avoid screwing it all up. In this book, we'll talk about the many potholes that lie on the road to the future. And we'll discuss how you can be economically prepared for the transportation revolution that is currently underway.

Ready to learn more?

If you'd like to know what the future has in store for you, then get the audiobook today!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Anthony Raymond (P)2020 Anthony Raymond

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autonomous vehicles need to be here sooner

I most look forward to fewer deaths and less congestion on the road and in the parking lot. I think a lot of people will still want to be able to drive, so many autonomous vehicles will still be designed with steering wheels for those who want to satiate their desire to be in direct control of something so powerful.

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Advanced Preview Into the Future

I have a paperback of this book, which is a great read which includes photos and illustrations. The author then narrated this book by himself, so I went ahead and got this audiobook as well. Totally enjoyed the content even for someone who is maybe only 60% tech savvy!

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Good First Look Ahead

Good Overview Of The Possible Impact Of Driverless Vehicles On Society. Nobody can predict the future but this book really made me think about the overall implications of autonomous transportation. It opened my eyes to things societally that I hadn't considered. This makes it a great read for anyone concerned with how modernization will affect society in the near future. I would actually have given it 4.5 stars if it was an option. However, it got a little tedious near the end. Overall, I liked it and recommend it.

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Most interesting book I've listened to all year!

This book is the most underrated book on audible. Where has this author been hiding all my life? It doesn't matter because he will be famous once people discover this book. This book is jam-packed with the most interesting information on the planet in my opinion. He doesn't spare any detail yet he keeps the information as to the point as possible. Elon musk would be proud. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he endorsed this book one day. It's feels like Elon wrote it himself haha. For the price I paid for this book I almost feel like I was stealing. I mean you get so much information for so cheap that it's pretty much free. Just get this book. It's the only one of its kind.

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Great Book

The forward thinking of future transportation is remarkable, I now believe that it is only a matter of a short timeframe when no one will drive

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It’s got me convinced..

I was intrigued by this book because I know that technology is ever expanding and I keep seeing news about the direction of vehicles, but I honestly didn’t think it would gain too much traction to become the primary source of transportation.

Not only is this book written in an easy to follow fun writing style, it gives plenty of specific and direct information to logically explain what to expect in the coming years.

Absolutely worth the listen!

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Intersting!

The book topic is fascinating. Just thinking about it makes me feel like I'm dreaming or living in a fantasy; hopefully, we can make it till then to experience a sophisticated experience that will change our life entirely from A to Z, informative and well written and narrated book, high recommendation.

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AV Changing the World

Living in LA ,I was completely sold on this book, when I heard "Get rid of Traffic Jams" ,,,Less stop lights and stacked interchanges for AV. The inefficient "Normal auto". I also liked mail from a robot and Meal delivery. Well Audibled and written by Anthony !

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So insightful

How autonomous vehicles will change the world by author Anthony Raymond is absolutely one of the best books that gives insight and predict what future cars will be provide. This book further shed lights into the features we could be expecting in the future with technological innovation, which has massively helped solve a lot of the past automobile industry statistics.
The Author of this book has provided a thoughtful informations of the effects of automobils and how it will affect the society as well and I found it interesting.Its interesting and highly recommended

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A fascinating Deep Dive into Autonomous Vehicles

I'm a huge fan of all things Telsa and electric/sustainable vehicles. It's really the future of transportation. But I think that the autonomy aspect is something that most people haven't even truly thought of yet, at least when it comes to the collective/general mindset of society. Autonomous vehicles are something that will TRULY change the world. I think for the the better. But we're going to have many of the same struggles and difficulties changing over from the current systems to the new ones as we always do (think industrial revolution, adoption of the internet, etc. etc.). "How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change the World" is truly comprehensive in it's scope and will truly open your eyes to the future that is "already here"— while likely also exposing you to some new thoughts and ideas. Well worth the credit/money spent and I'll happily recommend it to family and friends. Two thumbs up!

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  • Adrian
  • 03-20-21

A very enlightening book about our future

This is a very thorough book about the impact of autonomous vehicles on our everyday lives. It explores the most likely changes in most areas of our lives and I've found it fascinating. To me, the most surprising change which is likely to happen it that in the future people will no longer own their own cars. There are several other changes which I didn't think of and which are very well explained.

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  • Alex
  • 03-13-21

Incredibly well researched

Wow. Just wow. This is one of the most comprehensive books I've ever listened to on a topic. Anthony Raymond has gone out to find the deepest, most intrepid view of the autonomous vehicle revolution and boy did he find it. This book covers everything from how the "city" as we know it will change due to differences in transportation habits... to how motor vehicle accidents could become a thing of the past... to the elimination of the idea of car ownership. It's a truly fascinating look at a piece of technology that many people understand on the surface, but aren't truly aware of the sheer potential of this industry.

Hats off, because this book will be hard to beat.

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  • Brian S
  • 03-02-21

Great look into the future of cars

Though most of us realize that autonomous vehicles will change our lives in quite a large fashion, few of us know the intricate details that will come with such a phenomenon. Those details are what this book covers, as it shows us how AVs will transform how we work, live, commute, enjoy leisure time, and even think about our cars altogether.

One thing I found super insightful was the author’s point that the cars of the future will have four distinct features: they’ll be autonomous, electric, connected (to the internet), and utilized as a service. These four pillars set a solid foundation / framework for the content within this one and help make the rest of its ideas come together clearly.

The book also talks extensively about the technological challenges associated with AVs and how we’ll overcome them — amongst a plethora of other things, of course. I definitely enjoyed listening to this one, and I’m sure others will as well, whether they’re car lovers, tech enthusiasts, or just interested in the future in general.

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  • RAJU
  • 03-01-21

Want to know how autonomous vehicle impacts us?

Narration: - The voice narration is good.

Story: - The author takes us to the immediate future of how autonomous vehicles disrupts our society. I would say most of what is mentioned in the book could be a reality in next 10-15 years. It is good take on how AVs will change catering business, transportation, courier service or how it will fix the housing crisis. There are some ideas which could be game changing business to some. At the same time, the author maintained the subject so that the subject doesn't go either too futuristic or too technical with AI, which could have made it more of a fiction.

Should you read it? Do you want to know how autonomous vehicles changes our lives? Do you want to gain some insights and probably could get some business ideas as well? Do you want to know how our society using AI , Robots and Autonomous cars will be in next 15 years? Then I would say yes. It is definitely interesting read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-21

Incredibly Interesting!

I've always been intrigued and slightly concerned about the dawn of automation of vehicles. The consequences that would arise, the conveniences it will bring, but also more broadly,, the cornerstone of technology it will inevitably spring. Artificial intelligence in every industry blows my mind. This book outlines the potential consequences and outcomes of the advancements of robotics and artificial intelligence that I had not thought of. Kind of freaky, but I find it incredible. For instance, the mail delivery system in it's entirety could be automated by delivery robots replacing humans. Hadn't thought of that scenario, but this book outlines that along with SO many different things I had not thought of. The content in this book is well thought out and out of this world!

I absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in the new phase of technology we are turning to as a society: Artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning. Absolutely fascinating. Easily 5 stars!

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  • Cortez Ranieri
  • 02-28-21

Game Changing Audiobook On Self Driving!

I've been so intrigued by self-driving cars ever since I heard about them. The thought that you could do work, read a book, etc, while a car takes you safely to your destination seemed like something so far in the future, I may never see it in my lifetime. This audiobook gave me such a good knowledge base on the electric cars and the autonomous driving revolution, and it's coming quicker than I thought. It helped me completely understand the concepts where now I'm able to have a conversation on the topic with people and not feel uneducated on the subject. The narration is fantastic and crisp! I am hoping to see more audiobooks on this topic from the author.