Ep 51: FCA invests $30M into AV test facility; consumers not ready for Level 5 cars; Audi’s releases an Aicon

Today, Episode 51! FCA gets serious about AVs with a $30M investment in an AV test facility; for the first time in history, technological development seems to be outpacing consumer demand as people get less comfortable with Level 5 full autonomy rather than more comfortable; and, Audi prepares the world for its Aicon autonomous test fleet.

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.

Ep 48: VW’s $4B vw.OS investment; AVs destroy (and create) jobs; Toyota invests $500M into Uber

Today, Episode 48! We talk about VW’s investment in an in-house mobility platform built around its new vw.OS; the jobs that autonomous cars will destroy (and create); and Toyota’s $500M investment in Uber’s autonomous car tech.

Ep 46: SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Better roads for AVs; no more Uber trucks; BMW gives up on AVs?

Welcome back to Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag as we kick off Season 2! Today, we discuss the need for better roads and infrastructure for AVs; Uber shuts down its autonomous trucking division; and BMW has a second thought about AVs.

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!

Ep 45: Apple worker steals AV secrets; Daimler, Bosch roll out AV taxis; FCA goes after Tesla

Episode 45! Our final episode of the season before going on a brief summer break: A (now former) Apple employee steals Apple’s autonomous car secrets; Daimler and Bosch get ready to roll out a test autonomous taxi service; and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles declare war against Tesla.

Ep 44: VW’s EV car sharing, AV traffic woes, people love driving

Today, Episode 44! We talk about VW’s new EV car sharing program “WE”; we discuss the paradox of increased traffic caused by AVs; and (some) people will always love driving. PLUS: I spotted that mysterious, unmarked, debadged, white Subaru autonomous test vehicle roaming the streets of SF! Photo over at marchoag.com!

Ep 43: RoboMart, Levandowski starts a new thing, an AI roadblock

Happy 4th of July! Today, Episode 43! RoboMart.ai is the autonomous grocery store on wheels you didn’t know you needed; Anthony Levandowski of Google/Waymo/Uber fame, and creator of lidar, has just launched a new thing; and, are autonomous cars about to plough into a brick wall in the form of an AI roadblock?