Years ago Chrome started offering to translate web pages. I tried it a few times the results were sort of useful. I could, with some effort figure out what it was trying to say, but it was painfully bad English. So I avoided non-English pages. A couple of weeks ago someone posted a link to a Der Spiegle article which sounded interesting so I clicked. As expected the page came up in German with a message box offering to translate it into English. With some trepidation I pressed the translate button. To my surprise the resulting page was very readable. I would not say that I was perfect, but I seen many English language sites which had worse grammar. Since then I have read Danish, French, and Italian sites. The translations were all easy to read. I had heard that in recent months Google translation had improved remarkably, but I was amazed. Two points seem relevant to this group. First if someone posts a link to a foreign language page, give it a try, at least if you are using Chrome. Second, the spectacular improvements in translation give me even greater hope for autonomous cars.