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Recommended Reading: The making of a self-driving semitruck

Billy Steele
05.16.15
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

How Daimler Built the World's First Self-driving Semi
by Alex Davies
Wired

In case you missed it, Daimler built a self-driving big rig, and it just recently got the OK to hit the road in Nevada. The Freightliner truck, known as Inspiration, took a team of around 60 engineers six months to build. Wired's Alex Davies offers a behind-the-scenes look at the project, detailing some of the tech that's onboard.

The Texas Instruments TMX 1795: The First, Forgotten Microprocessor
Ken Shirriff

While the Texas Instruments TMX 1795 could be considered the first microprocessor, it has been all but forgotten by most. This piece chronicles its history and its major impact on the computer industry.

I Was an Undercover Uber Driver
Emily Guendelsberger, Philadelphia City Paper

Ever wonder what it's like to drive for Uber? Well, one journalist signed up and got behind the wheel to offer a first-person account of the goings on -- including an orientation via YouTube video.

Notes on the Surrender at Menlo Park
John Herrman, The Awl

Facebook's Instant Articles arrived in the News Feed this week, piping in content from The New York Times and more. This piece is an interesting collection of observations on the new feature -- the good, the bad and the ugly.

The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car
Chris Urmson, Backchannel

The head of Google's self-driving car project sets the record straight on minor accidents and miles logged, providing an update on the team's status in Mountain View.

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