- Helped build Usenet- helped build the Internet in the 70s
- Human Drivers – 34,000 each year are killed in the US, cost $871 billion, 1.2 million die worldwide.
- 40% of fatalities due to drinking, 80% of accidents due to inattention.
- Humans drive accumulative 1.7 light years driving per year.
- Self-driving cars are here NOW.
- Mercedes and BMW have cars that can drive themselves in traffic jams NOW. Can actually be purchase.
OVERHEARD: Where’s the fun if the car drives for you?
- People with disabilities could benefit from this.
- Poor man’s teleporter – compared to Uber
- Could use far less energy than we use now.
Moore’s Law comes to transportation
- Anything could be delivered in 30 minutes with small delivery robots.
My Q: How much does Open Source play a part?
Source code for Stanford car that won the project (people hired by Google) was run by open-source code, available on SourceForge. Most companies have proprietary code and are keeping that locked-down, most is confidential, source code cannot be audited in those instances.