5 TED Talks Every Automobile Engineer Should Listen
With the increasing advancement in technology and the way we live, our world is very different from what it was 10 years ago and in fact it looks drastically very different if we are to see it 50 years ago. With these changes, Automobile Engineers are closely considering how our future and current will look like and how future engineering projects should fit into our dynamic world. In the following TED talks 5 experts show us how and why these projects should reflect the need for the future societies and how to rebuild the world of the future.
Larry Burns - The future of cars
General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen -- and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle.
Paul Moller - My dream of a flying car
Paul Moller talks about the future of personal air travel -- the marriage of autos and flight that will give us true freedom to travel off-road. He shows two things he's working on: the Moller Skycar (a jet + car) and a passenger-friendly hovering disc.
Sanjan Saini - How do self-driving cars "see"?
It's late, pitch dark and a self-driving car winds down a narrow country road. Suddenly, three hazards appear at the same time. With no human at the wheel, the car uses smart eyes, sensors that'll resolve these details all in a split-second. How is this possible? Sajan Saini explains how LIDAR and integrated photonics technology make self-driving cars a reality.
Chris Bangle - Great cars are great art
American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining -- and ultimately moving -- account of the BMW Group's Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.
Chris Urmson - How a driverless car sees the road
Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. In 2015, Chris Urmson was head of Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.