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Great TED Talks about Cars

 If you're like me, you can't get enough of TED Talks - the "Ideas Worth Spreading" videos that have taken the internet by storm. Since there are TED Talks on subjects as diverse as urban gardening, spoken word poetry and inventing an accurate early detection test for pancreatic cancer, it should come as no surprise that there are some very cool TED Talks about cars and driving.

Here are five of the coolest TED Talks about cars:

If Cars Could Talk, Accidents Might be Avoidable

Inspired by a car accident she experienced as a teen, Intel research scientist Jennifer Headley started thinking about how cars could communicate with each other on the road to ultimately avoid collisions.

Great Cars are Art

Automotive designer Chris Bangle shares his thoughts about cars as a capital "A" Art form. 

Making a Car for Blind Drivers

Robotics engineer Dennis Hong gives a talk about creating a car that a blind person can operate safely. 

Excuse me, may I rent your car?

Zipcar founder Robin Chase talks about developing a new autosharing model called Buzzcar, where car owners rent their own cars to others.

Google's Driverless Car

Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's driverless car - in this short video, he shares some of the amazing things the driverless car can do and theorizes about how driverless vehicles will save lives in the future.

Have you seen a great TED talk about cars? Share it in the comments!

- Rose R. 


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