Ep 63: Waymo goes truly driverless in Califoria; Volvo & Baidu buddy up; Tesla Summon, FaradayFail

FaradayFuture
SOURCE: FaradayFuture. RIP.

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.

My talk on electric and autonomous vehicles during last week’s webinar “Responsible Investing 2.0 – The Next 20 Years in 45 Minutes”

Did you miss last week’s webinar hosted by the good folks at Canada’s EvolveETFs and Responsible Investment Association? It’s a fantastic discussion covering cybersecurity, innovation, gender diversity, and of course, my own 10 minute segment on electric and autonomous cars. Have a listen below!

Join me tonight at CarVi!

Joining me on stage at CarVi in San Francisco is Philipp Kandal, SVP Engineering at Telenav, pioneers of mobile phone GPS in 1999. We’ll have a great evening of networking, pizza, drinks, and an engaging Q&A session. You can register here — it’s FREE! — and if you show up, make sure to come over and introduce yourselves! Don’t be shy!

Waymo gets permission to test truly driverless cars in California

Waymo just became the first company to be granted a permit to test fully, truly “driverless” cars in California, i.e., no human in the driver seat at all.

Volvo & Baidu team up for L4 taxis in China

Volvo & Baidu are working on developing so-called “robotaxis” as Volvo’s partnership with Uber seems indefinitely on hold.

Tesla readies “Summon” feature, and FaradayFuture, sadly, becomes FaradayFail

An advanced upgrade to Tesla’s auto-park feature “Summon” is ready in about six weeks; meanwhile, FaradayFuture’s co-founder quits as the company is effectively insolvent. Sad times indeed.

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