Alexis C. Madrigal

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Building an Unhackable Autonomous Vehicle

We should investigate the many ways hackers could disrupt self-driving cars before we begin deploying them.

Alexis Madrigal/The Atlantic

Why Are Americans so Suspicious of Self-Driving Cars?

Attitudes about autonomous vehicles are positive in the UK and Australia. But in the U.S., people are more paranoid. 

Where Restaurant Reservations Come From

A journey into the mysterious origins of the pre-arranged table.

Constantine Valhoulis

New York City Musical References, Mapped

Music is embedded in the streets, like the streets are embedded in the music.

Reuters/Sergio Moraes

How to Put All the World Cup Games on Your Calendar

It takes 15 seconds, and you'll never miss a game you want to see.

Google

Finding a Better Word for 'Autonomous Car'

A computer was once a human who computed; how long until "a driver" is a machine that drives?

Google Maps

The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood

The freewheeling opportunity associated with 20th-century California was not available to black residents, and that exclusion reverberates in our neighborhoods and communities today.

Alexis Madrigal

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.