Q&A Exercise

Q. Why is The Master and Margarita Daniel Radcliffe's favorite novel (as of 2011)?

A. Per a 2011 CNN article, "It's now my favorite novel -- it's just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart."

Q. What is an autonomous vehicle?

A1. Per Wikipedia, "a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input." And further: "Autonomous cars use a variety of techniques to detect their surroundings, such as radar, laser light, GPS, odometry and computer vision. Advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage.[3][4] Autonomous cars must have control systems that are capable of analyzing sensory data to distinguish between different cars on the road."

A2. Per newatlas.com, they may be "splendid news for parking," per research out of the University of Toronto. Making space for about 62% more cars in a given lot might be ideal. 

A3. Per Techopedia, "An autonomous car is a vehicle that can guide itself without human conduction."

Q. What is Regulus Cyber?

A. A newly-launched Israeli security technology company focused on preventing hacking of autonomous vehicles.

Q. Tesla?

A. Aims to have a shared autonomous fleet by 2019.

Q. What's a shared autonomous fleet?

A. Self-driving cars that can be hailed by anyone in the general public for use while the owner (if there's an owner) isn't using it.

Q. What is camote?

A. Sweet potato. In Spanish. Dos Hermanos Bakery in Portland makes pastries with a camote filling.

Q. Are you scared of a world of self-driving cars. 

A. No. But yes. So no.