Nov 222017
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Quotes and Training about Self-Driving Cars.

Self-driving cars are being tested by major companies like Tesla, Ford, Volvo and Google.  In Las Vegas and Phoenix self-driving vehicles are being tested right along side every day drivers.  The technology behind self-driving cars is artificial intelligence, more specifically, deep learning.

  • “Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better.” ~Marc Andreesen

Google Self-Driving Cars

  • I think we see the merging of several worlds, the tech industry, the internet and the automotive industry. These two worlds merging is like a smart phone on wheels, or you can say it’s a car that has many of the capabilities of smart phones and computers and so on.” ~Dieter Zetsche
  • “Connectivity offers a great opportunity for General Motors. When you look at the investment we have made in OnStar and putting 4GLT in and the access you have to not only put data in, and we haven’t really tapped into the data you can use from the vehicle.” ~Mary Barra, GM CEO.
  • “Deep Learning will change the lives of all of us.  What is Deep Learning?  It’s behind what makes self-driving cars a reality.”  ~Dave Waters
  • “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said ‘nah, what’s wrong with the horse?’ That was a huge best he made, and it worked.”  ~Elon Musk

Henry Ford Elon Musk

  • “As Waymo’s self-driving technology becomes smarter and more capable, its high-performance hardware and software will require even more powerful and efficient compute. Intel’s collaboration with Waymo ensures Intel will continue its leading role in helping realize the promise of autonomous driving and a safer, collision-free future.” ~Brian Krzanich
  • “Deep Learning will change the lives of all of us.  What is Deep Learning?  It’s behind what makes self-driving cars a reality.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “My goal is for General Motors to lead in safe autonomous driving.” ~Mary Barra

autonomous driving

  • “As the most advanced vehicles on the road today, our self-driving cars require the highest-performance computers to make safe driving decisions in real time. Intel’s technology supports the advanced processing inside our vehicles, with the ability to manufacture to meet Waymo’s needs at scale.” ~John Krafcik 
  • “Once you trust a self-driving car with your life, you pretty much will trust Artificial Intelligence with anything.” ~Dave Waters

self driving cars

  • “Labor accounts for 75% of the cost of transporting shipments by truck, so adopters can begin to realize those savings. Beyond that, while truckers are prohibited from driving more than 11 hours per day without taking an eight-hour break, a driverless truck can drive for the entire day.” ~Ryan Petersen
  • “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~Elon Musk

Self-Driving cars safety

  • “If you recognize that self-driving cars are going to prevent car accidents, AI will be responsible for reducing one of the leading causes of death in the world.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  • “Self-driving vehicles will be a game changer for supply chain.  If your in the trucking industry understand that self-driving trucks will disrupt your industry.”
  • “If you’re trying to create a company. It’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredient in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk.

Elon Musk autonomous Cars supply chain

  • “People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you’re like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.” ~Marc Andreessen
  • “The key with autonomous is the whole ecosystem. One of the keys to having truly fully autonomous is vehicles talking to each other.” ~Mary Barra

autonomous ecosystem

  • “Self-driving cars will enable car-sharing even in spread-out suburbs. A car will come to you just when you need it. And when you are done with it, the car will just drive away, so you won’t even have to look for parking.” ~Sebastian Thrun
  • “If you make your living driving be aware that you may be replaced with artificial intelligence.”
  • “The Tesla electric semi could change the trucking industry the same way the iPhone changed the cell phone industry.” ~Dave Waters

Tesla Electric Semi

  • What kind of insurance ought a self-driving car to have? If it goes wrong, who’s liable? ~Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz
  • “Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.”

self-driving supply chain

  • “Sergey and I founded Google because we’re super optimisitc about the potential for technology to make the world a better place. Think about how many people are underserved by transportation today, like those with disabilities, and how self driving cars will transform their lives. Or the wasted time you sit in your car every day commuting to and from work. Or the deaths and injuries that could be avoided.” ~Larry Page
  • “We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~Elon Musk

Tesla supply chain semi

  • “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “If people trust artificial intelligence (AI) to drive a car, people will most likely trust AI to do your job.” ~Dave Waters
  • “If, in writing some article that’s negative, you effectively dissuade people from using an autonomous vehicle, you’re killing people.” ~Elon Musk
  • “My definition of ‘innovative’ is providing value to the customer.” ~Mary Barra

autonomous cars Mary Barra

  • “We must look for new ways to stop old problems. Fully autonomous vehicle technology holds incredible potential to completely eliminate drunk driving and other causes of traffic deaths.” ~Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
  • “This decade, for the auto industry, will be defined by the automation of the vehicle. From our standpoint, we see autonomous vehicles as the potential to have the same societal impact that Ford’s moving assembly line did more than 100 years ago.” ~Mark Fields
  • “I can drive this thing and I have no idea how to drive a semi.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla Semi Elon Musk

  • “We are expanding our strategy not just in autonomous driving but also in autonomous things. Drones, trucks, advanced robotics.” ~Edzard Overbeek
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route… Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters

Self-driving artificial intelligence

  • “If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.” ~ Henry Ford
  • “Take the self-driving car and the smartphone and put those together and think about how to manage a smart grid because suddenly you have all of this data coming from those two mechanisms that allow for a much higher level of allocating energy much more efficiently.” ~Jonathon Keats
  • “I really believe that one should lead from the front lines and that’s why I’m here.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla Supply Chain

  • “Self-driving cars surely will make a huge contribution to society. We’ll be able to redesign the urban environment so that parks will replace parking lots. Think of the money we’ll save, the reduction in accidents and the incredible freedom this will provide people who can’t drive today.” ~Jen-Hsun Huang 
  • “Autonomous vehicles are a game changer for supply chain.  Keep up with this technology or risk being left behind.”
  • “Do you remember when you were a kid, and Christmas Eve, it was so exciting, you weren’t sure what was going to be downstairs? Well, it’s going to be Christmas Eve for a while.” ~Tim Cook

Tim Cook Supply Chain

  • “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “With the Model 3, a future compact SUV and a new kind of pickup truck, we plan to address most of the consumer market.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla Supply Chain

  • Self-driving vehicles stand to make our transportation system safer and more efficient. Advancing this technology to road-ready requires government policy that encourages continued testing and development. This formula is the foundation for what makes America the most innovative country in the world.” ~Kevin McCarthy
  • “We are creating a world where computers can take over. Artificial Intelligence, autonomous vehicles, drones, .  Scared yet?”
  • “The vehicles will be fully self-driving. So you have your own personal space where you can sit back and relax.” ~John Krafcik, CEO Waymo.

Self Driving Waymo

Self-Driving Cars and Autonomous Vehicles.

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