The Clever Hack That Let A Toymaker Bring Robot Cars To Market 20 Years Early

What is “cool?” If you’re a kid, cool is robot cars with lasers and machine guns, blasting around a track at 250 miles per hour. If you’re an adult, cool might be sitting back and reading a book or watching a movie as your Google self-driving car drives itself down the highway. In both cases, it’s the car that’s cool, not the dumb old road underneath.