This Is Big: A Robo-Car Just Drove Across the Country

– WIRED, APRIL 3 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

An autonomous car just drove across the country.

Nine days after leaving San Francisco, a blue car packed with tech from a company you’ve probably never heard of rolled into New York City after crossing 15 states and 3,400 miles to make history. The car did 99 percent of the driving on its own, yielding to the carbon-based life form behind the wheel only when it was time to leave the highway and hit city streets.

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