The Soul of a New (Driving) Machine

How the progress we've already made on autonomous vehicles will change everything, we just don't know it yet

Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.

-Karel Čapek, Rossum’s Universal Robots1

My last story for WIRED magazine was about autonomous vehicles (AVs) and an informal track day held by investor Josh Schachter. Every year for several years now, a very motley collection of startup entrepreneurs and tinkerers gather to pit computer-driven cars against h…

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