Academic journal article Science and Children

Self-Driving Car

Academic journal article Science and Children

Self-Driving Car

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Self-Driving Car

By Stephen Currie. $19.95. 48 pp. Norwood House Press. Chicago, IL. 2017. ISBN: 9781599537627.

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This book allows readers to view driving through different perspectives.

It starts out with a background on self-driving cars and how the concept evolved from fantasy to reality. Engineers are actively involved in making self-driving cars a reality. While developing and improving this invention, designers and engineers creatively confront difficulties related to computers, electronics, cameras, and maps. The careful selection of real-life pictures reveals the story of improvements to self-driving cars. Not only does the vivid imagery show these cars in action, it also highlights important features and realistic benefits of their use.

This book provides glimpses of the people involved in the advancement of electric cars, including Elon Musk and Robert Fenton. Within a language arts classroom setting, students can either complete compare-contrast graphic organizers related to the innovators or create timelines to show the progression of self-driving cars. …

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