Ep 83: Predictive vision for AVs; Future of insurance; Ford & VW to partner up?

The University of Michigan studies pedestrian body language like gait and posture to bolster computer vision algorithms with predictive analytics; we discuss the future of insurance; and Ford and VW may finally be set to announce a $4B partnership on AVs and EVs.

Predicting pedestrian actions

Computer vision, lidar, etc are necessary, but not sufficient, to reading the world around a car: what’s needed now is human-like prediction, intuition, of what people (and vehicles) are about to do.

Future of insurance in an AV world

Insurance companies aren’t going anywhere; they’re just going to shift their focus.

Ford and VW partnering up for real?

A $4 billion deal… maybe?


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