We talk common sense when using semi-autonomous systems like Autopilot; Apple now the #2 autonomous vehicle company by number of CA testing permits(!); Intel’s MobilEye lands an 8 million car deal.
Drive.ai autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians; BMW clarifies its view on AVs; Ohio embraces AVs.
Our 2-monthiversary! Today: BMW says humans aren’t ready for AVs; a Tesla’s Autopilot swerves to avoid being flattened by a big rig truck; and — coincidentally — Tesla’s Autopilot lead heads to Intel.
Today: Autonomous taxi startup Voyage open sources its testing software; a Tesla Model X hits the gym (literally); and, we discuss an important detail contrasting Waymo’s philosophy of autonomous car tech to that of its competitors.
Today: We discuss how Tesla and Waymo go about collecting driving data in radically different ways, and what it means for their ongoing development of their autonomous car technology; Buick announces a gorgeous new 370-mile range EV; and Tesla starts sharing photos.
Our biggest episode yet, clocking in at a whopping 27 minutes! Today: We discuss vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications; discuss why it’s ok that Tesla’s Autopilot will never be perfect; and briefly touch on Porsche’s reservation system for its new Mission and Mercedes’ upcoming EQS EV sedan.
Uber’s CEO still strongly supports autonomous cars; my thoughts surrounding a lawsuit around the Model X crash; and a brief — very brief — overview on solid state lidar: smaller, better, cheaper.
The one where we talk about Jaguar partnering up with Waymo; a blind spot in Uber’s lidar system potentially causing the tragic accident in Arizona; and a horrific Model X accident in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lidar maker is “baffled” by Uber autonomous test vehicle; Tesla starts rolling out its new mapping software; Porsche declares that it is NOT benchmarking the Tesla Model S. Right.
We’ll discuss the risk vs benefit of autonomous cars; the difficulty of getting drivers’ licenses in the future; how autonomous cars will gradually phase out human-driven cars on streets and freeways; and a favor to ask of you!).