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

Tesla Autopilot Illustration
SOURCE: Tesla

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!

It’s #FridayPollDay!

Today’s question:If you own — or plan to get — a Tesla, how much of your decision was/is due to Autopilot?
A. 100% because of Autopilot
B. 50% AP / 50% EV range
C. Don’t want/don’t like AP

So head on over to @AutonomousHoag and cast your vote! I’ll report back here on Tuesday!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Join me at next week’s webinar “Responsible Investing 20 — The Next 2.0 Years in 45 Minutes

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited by the good folks over at EvolveETFs to join a panel of experts in Responsible Investments Association’s webinar titled “Responsible Investing 2.0 — The Next 20 Years in 45 Minutes. We’ll be discussing innovative trends and how they may impact the future of responsible investing. The webinar will uncover how investors may benefit from the growth of innovative trends through ESG (environmental, social, and governance) mandates as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As you can imagine, my contribution on the panel will be dedicated to — wait for it — self-driving and electric cars! The webinar is next Wednesday, the 24th of October, 2018 and starts at 11am PST / 2pm EST. Registration is open and free, so head on over and sign-up now

Tesla removes “fully self driving” functionality option from Tesla order forms

Elon Musk announced that Tesla has simplified its web order forms for Tesla vehicles by removing the admittedly confusing option to pre-purchase its fully self driving functionality future proofing.

Some new details — but not much — on the Apple Car

We discuss some things about the Apple Car.

Six US cities’ approach to autonomous vehicles

Now that the Fed is no longer overseeing the roll out of autonomous cars, and is instead leaving it to states and cities (and care markers) to figure it out and regulate, here’s a look at six different US cities’ approach, as closely paraphrased from Teena Maddox‘ article over at TechRepublic.

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