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.
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.
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.
Today, Episode 73! Teslas will soon get you door-to-door with no human intervention at all; Ford & VW partner up on AV tech; and we talk about the transition from human-driven to autonomous cars in the coming decades.
Today, Episode 72! We talk the best strategy for autonomous vehicles, and it may not be what you think; Waymo rolls out the world’s first autonomous taxi revenue service; and Uber strikes back… sort of(ish).
Today, Episode 70! GM focuses on AVs and EVs and replace Cruise Auatomation’s CEO and co-founder with GM’s president; Daimler & Bosch prepare to roll out a fleet of autonomous S Class sedans in San Jose, CA next year; and Volvo & Luminar announce their partnership to the world, along with Luminar’s incredible ultra long-range lidar.
Today, a very special UK special edition! We discuss Wayve’s machine learning algorithms designed to let cars better learn their environments; we get an overview of who’s testing what, where, throughout the UK (hint — there’s a lot!); and, we look at FiveAI’s plan to test in London in 2019.
Today! We discuss whether you’d be more comfortable getting into a fully autonomous car (read: driverless; no human backup driver) that had the usual steering wheel, pedals, and shifter, or whether you’d be prefer something that looked truly unique and different, without such driver inputs; China launches the world’s first solid state lidar-equipped AV; and BMW readies its own solid state lidar-equipped cars with Innoviz.
Humans will apparently always be illogical; iSee is developing software that brings common sense “understanding” to autonomous vehicles; Cruise Automation still on track to roll out fully autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco by next year.
Waymo gets approval to test its autonomous cars without backup drivers in California; Volvo & Baidu team up to work on L4 autonomous taxis in China; Tesla readies Summon, while Faraday Future becomes Faraday Failure.