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How Self-Driving Cars are Going to Change Our Lives

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Riccardo Bresciani
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Self-driving cars used to be a thing of science fiction, but they’re quickly becoming a reality. Different manufacturers in different countries are working to make them safe enough for real-world use. We're joined by Larry Burns to discuss his knowledge as an educator and consultant in the world of autonomous vehicles. He is a retired senior vice president of research and development, and strategic planning at General Motors. Since retiring in 2009, he has consulted for Google’s self-driving car project called Waymo, and he's author of a new book called “Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World.”