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Phil Lee (@P Lee)
Oct 07, 2018·1 min read

Interested in Automation? Some additional reading

Although automatic driving has existed since the 1980's, OpenPilot represents a combination of more recent technologies that result in a system that is small enough with low power requirements. It also gives the power of automation to the average person. But with this power comes life-and-death responsibility.

Automation and safety are often at odds with one another, and OpenPilot is no exception. One the one hand, it keeps you centered in the lane very well under specific conditions. However, in adverse conditions, you as the human will perform better through millions of years of evolution.

  1. The Glass Cage by Nicholas G. Carr
  2. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us by Tom Vanderbilt
  3. The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World by Alexander Roy.
  4. Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How It Will Reshape Our World by Lawrence D. Burns
  5. For the Record: 28:50 a Journey Toward Self-Discovery and the Cannonball Run Record by Ed Bolian