TITLE: Computer Science Everywhere, Christmas Eve Edition AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: December 24, 2014 2:05 PM DESC: ----- BODY:
Urmson says Google is better positioned than a traditional automaker to crack the riddle of self-driving, because it's more about software than hardware: "When you look at what we're doing, on the surface, you see a vehicle. But the heart of it is computer science.
That is Chris Urmson, the head of Google's self-driving car program, quoted in this article. (Apparently, senior citizens are a natural market for driverless cars.) Everywhere we look these days, we see gadgets. Increasingly, though, at the heart of them is computer science. -----