Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything. But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously. If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars?In Autopia, presenter of The Gadget Show and former executive producer of Top Gear Jon Bentley celebrates motoring's rich heritage and meets the engineers (and coders) who are transforming cars forever. From mobile hotel rooms to electric battery technology; from hydrogen-powered cars to jetpacks, Autopia is the essential guide to the future of our greatest invention. Fully designed with illustrations and photographs, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for car and technology enthusiasts everywhere.
Jon Bentley is a presenter on Channel 5's The Gadget Show. He was the producer and executive producer of Top Gear for many years and has a bend named after him on the programme's test track. He is a committed car enthusiast and has written for multiple car publications
An interesting read... thorough enough to delight even those who consider themselves to be on the ball with industry developments.
Jon is a passionate, articulate and characteristic car man who has a canny knack of capturing the very essence of the sector I love so much! Exactly what he has done with Autopia. Brilliant.
Ant Anstead, presenter of Channel 4's For the Love of Cars
Jon Bentley is a true petrolhead. In Autopia, Jon makes even complex automotive innovations easy to understand. I couldn't put it down.
Mike Brewer, presenter of Wheeler Dealers
An enjoyable, fact-filled conversation with uncle Jon, taking us on a road trip through the speed bumps and detours on our journey towards an Autopian future.
Edd China, TV presenter and author of Grease Junkie
Intelligent, honest, and extremely interesting. Just like Jon.
Richard Porter, founder of Sniff Petrol, and script editor of The Grand Tour
Fascinating and entertaining. No one is better placed than Jon Bentley to open up the past, present and future of the motor car.
Tiff Needell, former presenter of Top Gear and Fifth Gear