Scientific American Frontiers TV Show
Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe (more…)
Season 15, Episode 2 Cars That Think
First Aired: January 26, 2005
“Cars That Think” examines technology being developed to prevent auto accidents. A car of the future may very well be a “computer with wheels,” says host Alan Alda, who sees why motorists can use help when he dials a cell phone while driving. Auto computers are also seen warning drivers of red lights and stop signs, and playing games with drowsy drivers to keep them awake.
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