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            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car
             

            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Davies, Alex

            • RRP: $34.50
            • $26.37
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            • Internationally sourced

            Wired editor Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars-and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological break...throughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today. The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three Grand Challenges that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry's key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn't yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.
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            ISBN 9781982151768
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it
              

            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it (Hardback)

            By Harlow, Patrick

            • RRP: $65.00
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            For a short time in the 1980s NZ had its very own supercar, the Heron MJ1. This is the story of Ross Baker, an A-Grade mechanic from Rotorua, who designed and built the car and whose vision and persistence led to it going into production.

            ISBN 9781877427596
            Published NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane

            How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane (Paperback)

            By Button, Jenson

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Jenson Button takes you on a funny and fascinating journey into the gilded world of Formula 1.

            ISBN 9781788702652
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            16 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Autopia: The Future of Cars
             

            Autopia: The Future of Cars (Paperback, Main)

            By Bentley, Jon

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            The perfect gift for motoring and technology enthusiasts - a guide to the history and future of cars.

            ISBN 9781786496355
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Building A Mini Operations Manual: 2001 onwards (all models)

            Building A Mini Operations Manual: 2001 onwards (all models) (Hardback)

            By Randall, Chris

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $49.50
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            In 2015, MINI Plant Oxford produced over 201,000 cars, and with a workforce of around 4,500 people, the plant is capable of building up to 1,000 cars per day.

            ISBN 9781785211126
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2017
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            9 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Scooters - A 100 Year History
              

            Scooters - A 100 Year History (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Lanham, Stephen

            • RRP: $52.99
            • $41.12
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            The scooter can trace its origins back to the 19th Century. Scooters: A 100 Year History Scooters charts the development of this often disparaged slice of motoring history and celebrates the many machines that helped form an iconic era in British popular culture.

            ISBN 9781782815761
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Sep 2021
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            Heavy Duty Truck Systems
             

            Heavy Duty Truck Systems (Hardback, 5th ed.)

            By Bennett, Sean; Bennett, Stephen

            HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS, 5th EDITION is a best-selling introduction to servicing medium-and heavy-duty trucks, providing a strong foundation of content on Electricity and Electronics, Power Train, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Accessories Systems. The fifth edition has be...en updated throughout including an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar's new highway vocational transmission, updates of electricity and electronics to cover new battery technology, and coverage of new FMVSS 121 (2009) stopping distance for semi-combinations.
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            ISBN 9781435483828
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2010
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Out of print
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            Power Equipment Engine Technology

            Power Equipment Engine Technology (Hardback, International Edition)

            By Abdo, Edward

            • RRP: $144.99
            • $144.99
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            POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY (PEET) has been written to make the learning experience enjoyable with easy-to-read-and-understand chapters and over 600 illustrations to assist visual learners with content comprehension. The book comprises 17 chapters, starting with a brief his...tory of the internal combustion engine and ending with a chapter on troubleshooting various conditions found on any power equipment engine. With the book's extensive content, both two-stroke and four-stroke engines are covered. PEET can be used not only by pre-entry-level technicians but also as a reference manual by practicing technicians, and it will be helpful for the general consumer of power equipment engines that has an interest in understanding how they work. Power equipment technicians are currently sought after and will continue to be in demand in the future as technology advances in the manufacturing of modern power equipment engines. Give yourself a head-start in today's world with PEET a giving you the knowledge you need with a solid education prior to working in the field.
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            ISBN 9781418053888
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2010
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century

            Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century (Hardback, New edition)

            By Mitchell, William J.; Borroni-Bird, Chris E.; Burns, Lawrence D.

            How to leave behind our unwieldy, gas-guzzling, carbon dioxide-emitting vehicles for cars that are green, smart, connected, and fun.

            ISBN 9780262013826
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2010
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series The MIT Press
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            ASE Test Preparation - Truck Equipment Test Series: Truck Equipment Installation and Repair, Test E1

            ASE Test Preparation - Truck Equipment Test Series: Truck Equipment Installation and Repair, Test E1 (Paperback, New edition)

            By Delmar, Cengage Learning

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
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            Start an ASE training regimen that is focused, thorough, and will prepare you for success, using this new test preparation guide. Concentrating on the very latest truck equipment installation and repair task list released by the ASE, this book provides the tools readers need to g...et ready for the certification exam.
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            ISBN 9781435439351
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2012
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Truck Equipment Test Series
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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