A Report On The 's ' Flowers For Children With This Famous

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Autonomous transportation has been the subject of science fiction for years, but today it is a rapidly-emerging reality. Lydia Maria Child hints at this long-lived fantasy in her book Flowers for Children with this famous excerpt (Child, L., 1844, p.25): Over the river and through the woods To Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh Through white and drifted snow. Now, automobile companies are eager to bring her poem, (minus the horse), to your life for a hefty price. Navia, a self-driving car designed by Induct, for instance, can be yours for $250,000 (Stansfield, R., 2014). Transportation of goods and people plays a huge role in globalization and self-driving cars have the power to impact transportation in a monumental way. Take Daimler’s Freightliner Inspiration for instance. This 18-wheel truck can transport goods without a driver (O 'Kane, S., 2015). Owners can wave goodbye to the cost of a driver’s salary, training, insurance, supervision, and more. This cost reduction will enable companies to lower their prices, thus attracting more international buyers. At the same time, however, this will also encourage more domestic sales. The amazing Elon Musk is a pioneer of transportation of all kinds. Between his spaceships at Space X, his design for the Hyperloop, an unbelievably fast intercity public transit vehicle, and his all-electric cars at Tesla Motors, Musk is reshaping the automotive landscape (Musk, E., 2015). Because Musk is a man

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