Ep 54: AVs cheaper, safer, boringer; Volvo’s EV AV truck; Tesla’s cross-country Autopilot road trip and BMW iNEXT

Today, Episode 54! Companies are deploying AVs at a faster and faster pace, but are we going to see safer, cheaper, and boringer? Volvo unveils it’s all-electric autonomous truck without a cab; and, Tesla whets our appetite for its fully autonomous cross-country drive with Autopilot 10 alpha, while BMW unveils its iNEXT EV, a concept car slated for 2021 that looks like a buck-toothed rhinoceros with its head transplanted onto a sledgehammer.

Ep 53: Uber invests $150M into AVs in Toronto; VW pushes for AV standardizations; my rant against articles against AVs

Today, Episode 53! Uber’s not out of the autonomous car race after all, with a new $150M investment in a new AV facility working with the University of Toronto; VW pushes for technology standardization for autonomous vehicles to ensure legal protections; and I go on a rant against articles crying out against AVs.

Ep 52: GM’s Cruise Automation hits roadblock in NYC; Volvo’s 360c self-driving bedroom; AV market numbers

Today, Episode 52! GM’s autonomous car subsidiary Cruise Automation hits a regulatory roadblock to start testing in NYC; Volvo’s new 360c fully autonomous bedroom on wheels is the wrong solution to the problem of congested roadways; and, the autonomous vehicle market hits $173 billion by 2023.

Ep 51: FCA invests $30M into AV test facility; consumers not ready for Level 5 cars; Audi’s releases an Aicon

Today, Episode 51! FCA gets serious about AVs with a $30M investment in an AV test facility; for the first time in history, technological development seems to be outpacing consumer demand as people get less comfortable with Level 5 full autonomy rather than more comfortable; and, Audi prepares the world for its Aicon autonomous test fleet.

Ep 49: Waymo annoys locals; industries disrupted by autonomous cars; China gets serious about EVs and AVs in the US

Today, Episode 49! Waymo’s autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans annoy the locals in Chandler, Arizona; we discuss five industries sure to be disrupted (or invented altogether) by autonomous cars; and, China gets very serious about autonomous electric cars in the US.

Ep 48: VW’s $4B vw.OS investment; AVs destroy (and create) jobs; Toyota invests $500M into Uber

Today, Episode 48! We talk about VW’s investment in an in-house mobility platform built around its new vw.OS; the jobs that autonomous cars will destroy (and create); and Toyota’s $500M investment in Uber’s autonomous car tech.

Ep 46: SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Better roads for AVs; no more Uber trucks; BMW gives up on AVs?

Welcome back to Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag as we kick off Season 2! Today, we discuss the need for better roads and infrastructure for AVs; Uber shuts down its autonomous trucking division; and BMW has a second thought about AVs.