My Car Quest

December 13, 2017

Automobile Luddites – The Second Part

by Mike - In Automobile Luddites The First Part I wrote about the difficult transition from horse powered carriages and wagons to gasoline powered cars and trucks and why some people resisted this inevitable change. The automobile evolved … [Read more...]

Automobile Luddites – The First Part

by Mike - Technology transitions tend to create upheaval in human society; few more so than the transition from animal power to machine power in the late 19th and early 20th century. The transition was not only a change in the way we move … [Read more...]

The Self-Driving Car Is Almost Here – Part 3

by Mike - This is the third installment in the self-driven car series. - Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Legal and Ethics An attorney for the California Department of Motor Vehicles raised concerns that "The technology is ahead of the … [Read more...]

The Self-Driving Car Is Almost Here – Part 2

by Mike - This is the second installment in the self-driven car series. - Part 1 is here. Google Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, wrote in a Google US Securities and Exchange Commission filing on June 3, 2015, “The increasing … [Read more...]

The Self-Driving Car Is Almost Here

by Mike - Self-driving cars, or autonomous cars, have been a dream of dreamers almost since the automobile was invented. Norman Bel Geddes, the 20th century industrial designer, futurists and pioneer of streamline design said in his 1940 book, … [Read more...]

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