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100 1  Albert, Daniel M.|q(Daniel Marc),|eauthor. 
245 10 Are we there yet? :|bthe American automobile, past, 
       present, and driverless /|cDan Albert. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bW.W. Norton & Company,|c[2019] 
264  4 |c©2019 
300    viii, 389 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-365) and 
       index. 
520    "Tech giants and automakers have been teaching robots to 
       drive. In Are We There Yet?, Dan Albert combines 
       historical scholarship with personal narrative to explore 
       how car culture has suffused America's DNA. The plain, old
       -fashioned, human-driven car built our economy, won our 
       wars, and shaped our democratic creed as it moved us 
       about. Driver's ed made teenagers into citizens; auto 
       repair made boys into men. Crusades against the automobile
       are nothing new. Its arrival sparked battles over street 
       space, pitting the masses against the millionaires who 
       terrorized pedestrians. When the masses got cars of their 
       own, they learned to love driving too. During World War II,
       Washington nationalized Detroit and postwar Americans 
       embraced car and country as if they were one. Then came 
       1960s environmentalism and the energy crises of the 1970s.
       Many predicted, even welcomed, the death of the 
       automobile. But many more rose to its defense. They 
       embraced trucker culture and took to Citizen Band radios, 
       demanding enough gas to keep their big boats afloat. Since
       the 1980s, the car culture has triumphed and we now drive 
       more miles than ever before. Have we reached the end of 
       the road this time? Fewer young people are learning to 
       drive. Ride hailing is replacing car buying, and with 
       electrification a long and noble tradition of amateur car 
       repair--to say nothing of the visceral sound of gasoline 
       exploding inside a big V8--will come to an end. When a 
       robot takes over the driver's seat, what's to become of 
       us? Are We There Yet? carries us from muddy tracks to 
       superhighways, from horseless buggies to driverless 
       electric vehicles. Like any good road trip, it's an 
       adventure so fun you don't even notice how much you've 
       learned along the way."--Provided by publisher. 
650  0 Automobiles|xSocial aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Automobiles|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Automobiles|xTechnological innovations|zUnited States. 
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