“A chime sounds, pleasant yet insistent, then a warning appears on his dashboard screen: ‘In one mile, prepare to resume manual control.'” The New Yorker’s Burkhard Bilger takes us for a ride in Google’s self-driving car. Car crashes kill more than 1.2 million people per year. Self-driven cars may seem scary, but human-driven cars are scary.

+ A study commissioned by the FAA found that many pilots have difficulty manually flying planes.