Ep 81: Air traffic control for cars; Amazon invests in AV startup; how will 5G be deployed?

Today, Episode 81! The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) has an idea to help lower AV testing costs by utilizing remote human operators; Amazon finally invests in an autonomous vehicle startup; given 5G’s limited range, how will it be deployed to benefit AVs without coverage dead zones? (Spoiler alert: I don’t know!)

Ep 80: Car sharing to be fast-tracked by Hollywood; AV task force; AVs to be mandated by ADA

Today, Episode 80! Can Hollywood bring about the cultural shift to wean people off of privately owned cars and into shared cars? Does a New Jersey autonomous vehicle “task force” represent the first glimmer of my proposed FAVA “Federal Autonomous Vehicle Administration?” And finally, I suggest that autonomous vehicles will eventually be mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ep 79, SPECIAL: I join two other attorneys on their podcast to discuss legal standards for AVs

I was invited by TuckerEllis, LLP (@TuckerEllis) to join two of their attorneys on their podcast “Driverless” (@_Driverless), in which we deep dive into a broad discussion on various legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, including a fascinating focus on the legal standards to which autonomous cars should be held when things inevitably go wrong.

Ep 77: German AV consortium; I just did MIT’s trolly paradox experiment; here’s what Apple’s up to

Today: (1) We discuss the AV consortium being assembled amongst the German automakers to help share development costs (but really to cover their asses); (2) I did MIT’s trolly paradox experiment and share my results with you; (3) Apple just slashed 200 jobs from their Project Titan autonomous car project, and I think I just figured out what they’re up to.

Ep 76: AVs for elderly & disabled mobility; listener Q&A; autonomous scooters

We discuss a deeply moving and inspiring email from a listener pushing for autonomous vehicles for people with disabilities; I respond to another listeners’ questions; and we talk about autonomous scooters.


The good folks over at HERE Technologies (Twitter; Facebook) invited me to join them in Las Vegas for CES 2019 and help moderate a few days of talks and conduct a few interviews. This is my account of CES 2019 generally; some exclusive interviews with various AV companies at CES including Innoviz CEO Omer Keilaf; and an insider look at what HERE Technologies are up to with their open and neutral platform of self-healing, realtime HD maps.


First things first: I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and 2019 is off to a great start; happy new years! So then, just wanted to make sure you all got the memo: The good folks over at HERE Technologies (@Here) have invited me to join them at CES 2019 next week in Las Vegas! I’ll be there Monday through Thursday, so if you’ll be there and if you’d like to meet up, you can easily schedule a 15- or 30-minute meeting with me using the Calendly scheduler below! Cheers!

Ep 74: SEASON 2 FINALE! — Listener QA; FAA for AVs; Tesla driver falls asleep

Today, Episode 74, THE SEASON 2 FINALE! Today: I make a few announcements; I answer some listener-submitted questions; we discuss whether autonomous vehicles will eventually need a government body like the FAA/ICAO/IATA for aviation; and, we talk about the Tesla driver who fell asleep, and why it’s such an incredibly strong validation for a future of autonomous vehicles.