EP 88: INTERVIEW: Ro Gupta, CEO/Founder of Carmera on Toyota partnership, HD mapping

Today I’m thrilled to have on the show Ro Gupta, CEO & Founder of Carmera, maker of autonomous vehicle real time HD mapping software. Following Carmera’s recent partnership with Toyota, I had the chance to talk with Ro about his background; what Carmera is up to; his thoughts on fellow HD mapping company HERE Technologies; and more besides.

Ep 87: VW claims AV costs not worth it; Pittsburgh to become AV epicenter; my rant on Tesla’s “full self-driving capability” claim

Volkswagen’s head of commercial autonomous vehicle strategy says the cost of developing AVs isn’t worth it (what?!); Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto lays the groundwork for Pittsburgh to become the epicenter of autonomous vehicle innovation, testing, and deployment; and I go on a rather lengthy rant on Tesla’s absurd claim of “full self-driving capability.”

Ep 86: INTERVIEW: Matthew Gibb, Chairman, The NEXT Education, on AV connectivity; 5G; and more!

A very special episode today as we welcome to the show Matthew Gibb, Chairman of The NEXT Education (@The_NEXT_Ed), to discuss connectivity in an autonomous vehicle world, including 5G; geo-fenced deployment; and much more besides! With a fascinating background spanning law, government, and the telecomms industry, this is an interview you absolutely don’t want to miss!

Ep 84: California autobahns for AVs; a new way to deploy AVs; Elon Musk’s claim for full self driving this year

A new proposal for adding autobahn-type lanes to California freeways could be the ticket to fast track AVs and EVs; are we going about AV deployment all wrong; and, we discuss Elon Musk’s bold claim that Tesla will be “feature complete full self driving” by the end of 2019, and that you’ll be able to go to sleep and wake up at your destination by end of 2020.

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.

Ep 82: My solution for AV traffic problems; infrastructure upgrades to expedite AV deployment; when WILL we see L5 AVs, anyway?

I share my solution for autonomous vehicles’ traffic woes; we discuss infrastructure upgrades to help expedite AV deployment; and I share my thoughts on when, exactly, we’ll actually have fully autonomous Level 5 cars.

Ep 81: Air traffic control for cars; Amazon invests in AV startup; how will 5G be deployed?

Today, Episode 81! The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) has an idea to help lower AV testing costs by utilizing remote human operators; Amazon finally invests in an autonomous vehicle startup; given 5G’s limited range, how will it be deployed to benefit AVs without coverage dead zones? (Spoiler alert: I don’t know!)

Ep 80: Car sharing to be fast-tracked by Hollywood; AV task force; AVs to be mandated by ADA

Today, Episode 80! Can Hollywood bring about the cultural shift to wean people off of privately owned cars and into shared cars? Does a New Jersey autonomous vehicle “task force” represent the first glimmer of my proposed FAVA “Federal Autonomous Vehicle Administration?” And finally, I suggest that autonomous vehicles will eventually be mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act.