Ep 55: BMW’s autonomous motorcyle; the best route for autonomous trucking; Waymo’s milestones

BMW Autonomous Motorcycle
BMW Autonomous Motorcycle | SOURCE: BMW Motorrad

Today, Episode 55! We talk about BMW’s autonomous motorcycle; the best commercial trucking routes for autonomous trucking; and, we take a step back to look at 9 years of Waymo’s biggest milestones.

BMW’s Autonomous Motorcycle

This an autonomous motorcycle has little to do with autonomous cars? Think again: autonomous vehicle tech generally can trace its routes back to Anthony Levandowski’s autonomous motorcycle entrant into the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge, Ghost Rider.

The best place to launch autonomous trucks

It turns out the best place to launch autonomous trucks is along a stretch of Highway 5 between the US/Canada border and Northern California. It’s so good, in fact, that by 2040, it will likely be an autonomous vehicle-only highway.

Waymo’s milestones

Hard to believe that Waymo’s been with us for nine years now (in form, if not in name). Thanks to a great article over at Forbes, we take a look back at Waymo’s greatest milestones during these nine years, and what it means for the ’20s… the 2020s, that is….

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