Ep 62: More trolly paradoxes; Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot; countries’ preparedness for AVs

We’ll discuss why the trolly paradox isn’t a real issue after all, or at least, why it shouldn’t be; Tesla’s Autopilot V9.0 with Navigate on Autopilot is a game changer; and we look at countries’ preparedness for an autonomous future round the world.

Ep 61: The Trolly Paradox, again; GM’s Cruise Automation can’t see pedestrians; VW’s strategy

Today, Episode 61! Today, Episode 61! We talk again about the trolly paradox, and the need to program autonomous to mirror various cultures’ social norms, conventions, and expectations; GM’s Cruise Automation has a small problem in that it’s not so good at detecting pedestrians (oops); and, we discuss VW’s strategy towards besting Tesla at it’s own game… by 2020.

Ep 59: Tesla removes “fully self driving” on order form; the Apple Car; 6 cities’ approach to AVs

Today, Episode 59: Tesla (Elon Musk, really) has just removed the rather confusing “fully self driving” functionality option on Tesla cars’ order forms; we learn a few bit of details — without much detail, honestly — about the Apple Car; and I discuss an interesting article on how six US cities are preparing for the AV car revolution. All this, right now!

Ep 57: SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW: Assistant Professor of Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dan Piatkowski

TODAY! Thrilled and honored to have special guest Dan Piatkowski join me on the show! Dan’s the Assistant Professor of Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and we’ll be discussing his article (discussed in the second segment of the previous episode) suggesting that autonomous vehicles and pedestrian-friendly cities may be mutually exclusive goals; that we can have perhaps just one or the other, but not both.

[UPDATE] We’ll be right back… in a week(ish) ….

Hey everybody, apologies but I won’t be able to run this week’s episodes but will do my absolute best to get back to you next week…ish. Sorry, but thanks for your patience and understanding! UPDATE: Sorry folks, it looks like I’m not going to make it back till next week… apologies! 🙁  -Marc

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.

Follow Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag on Twitter!

The second season (or series, for those of you blessed to speak the Queen’s English) of Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag is gearing up to launch very, very soon — I’d say within 1-3 weeks or so — and while the format of the show promises to remain more or less the same, I am excited to announce that Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag now has its very own home on Twitter, @AutonomousHoag, so please be sure to follow!

Episode 1. PILOT

The very first episode of Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag where I share with you my first experience in an autonomous car, the Tesla Model S with Autopilot! Remember – I encourage feedback and back and forth discussions, so don’t be shy! Leave messages!