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Have You Seen a Self-Driving Car?

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Easy language and great illustrations to explain how self-driving cars work. Really good for children passionated about STEM.

Synopsis

Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car?
The answer is probably no ā€“ but not for long! The future is almost upon us, and soon self-driving driverless cars will be as common around your neighbourhood as regular old cars are now. Is your child ready for autonomous driving?
In Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car?, engineer Anna Prakash-Ashton, PhD and Elaina Ashton embark upon an exciting journey to explain just how self-driving cars work, their benefits, challenges and what they mean for you and me.
Fully illustrated and filled to the brim with fun, futuristic, and educational information your children will love reading through.
Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car? is the perfect way to prepare your children for the world of tomorrow while, at the same time, planting in them a curiosity for technology that may one day grow into a fully-fledged passion.
Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car? is suitable for ages 5+.

Self-driving cars might be a common thing in the near future. Really soon they might not be exclusive to sci-fi fiction or futuristic movies. How would they work? What stage are engineers and scientists at right now? In Have You Seen a Self-Driving Car?, Anna Prakash, a renowned engineer, explains how these cars work, how they have being developed, and what challenges still need to be overcome.


The language is easy to understand and the illustrations help the reader comprehend even complex concepts. The information summary boxes on each page are great tools too. This book is great at creating curiosity, as well as debating and instigating research on related themes. It's also good as a resource for school lessons expansion.


Are we ready for autonomous driving? Would children prefer it instead of learning how to drive and controlling their own vehicles? I remember I dreamed about driving a car as a child, ever since I was about 8 years old. And until this day I still love driving...


Although I personally disagree with some statements (such as self-driving cars being safer than ones driven by humans), I appreciate how informative the book is. Lots of information and knowledge. As a bonus, the book has a learning assessment, glossary and reference links.


Great for children passionate about STEM. Good for 6 years old up.

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Synopsis

Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car?
The answer is probably no ā€“ but not for long! The future is almost upon us, and soon self-driving driverless cars will be as common around your neighbourhood as regular old cars are now. Is your child ready for autonomous driving?
In Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car?, engineer Anna Prakash-Ashton, PhD and Elaina Ashton embark upon an exciting journey to explain just how self-driving cars work, their benefits, challenges and what they mean for you and me.
Fully illustrated and filled to the brim with fun, futuristic, and educational information your children will love reading through.
Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car? is the perfect way to prepare your children for the world of tomorrow while, at the same time, planting in them a curiosity for technology that may one day grow into a fully-fledged passion.
Have You Ever Seen a Self-Driving Car? is suitable for ages 5+.

About the author

Anna Prakash-Ashton is an engineer by profession and the winner of the prestigious Society of Women Engineers Prism award, for her contributions to technology and STEM advocacy for girls, young women, the underrepresented, and the underserved children in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. view profile

Published on May 20, 2020

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3000 words

Genre: Children's Picture Books

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