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Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving Hardcover – 27 Nov 2018


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"Robot, Take The Wheel is an entertaining yet serious examination of what automation is and how it applies to our favorite pastime: driving."
--Automoblog

"It's a great book. I encourage you to check it out."
--In Wheel Time

"One of my favorite guests on the Tonight Show was an astronaut named Story Musgrave. Although not as famous as Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin, Story was not only an astronaut, he was also a physicist, an academic, and a philosopher. He could translate space travel into words and pictures that people could really understand. I like to think of Jason as my automotive astronaut, able to take his experiences and really make the reader feel like they are riding along with him. Jason is a unique blend of dork, car guy, and intellectual all rolled into one."
--Jay Leno, host of Jay Leno's Garage and former host of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

About the Author

Jason Torchinsky is the senior editor of Jalopnik, a cutting-edge news and opinion website about cars, technology, and the automotive industry, and has written for other publications owned by Fusion Media Group (formerly Gawker Media), such as Gizmodo and Jezebel. Torchinsky is also a producer of Jay Leno’s Garage, which he’s guest starred on, and is the star of his own show, Jason Drives, an internet show run by Jalopnik, which features Torchinsky driving obscure cars. The show, "Where the incomparable Jason Torchinsky drives everything you've never heard of” (according to its tagline), is now in its third season, has more than twenty-three videos to-date and millions of views and subscribers on YouTube and Facebook. One episode alone boasts more than two million views on YouTube. Torchinsky is also a stand-up comic who has opened for George Carlin; an artist whose installations have exhibited around the world; and the coauthor of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture. A long-time resident of Los Angeles, CA, Torchinsky recently returned to his home state, North Carolina. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Beau Boeckmann is president and COO of Galpin Motors, America’s most recognized Dealership Group and home of the #1 Volume Ford Dealer in the World. In 2006 Boeckmann founded Galpin Auto Sports, which led to a starring role and production title on the #1 rated automotive television show, Pimp My Ride. Boeckmann has been honored with several industry awards including the Peterson Automotive Museum’s first Visionary Award and was inducted into the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame. Boeckmann serves as a key member of Ford Motor Company’s Product Committee, Aston Martin’s Dealer Advisory Panel, and the Ford Dealers Advertising Association. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.


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