Ep 71: Should governments slow AV deployment; US Fed relaxes regulations; AV endgame is boring

Today, Episode 70! GM focuses on AVs and EVs and replace Cruise Auatomation’s CEO and co-founder with GM’s president; Daimler & Bosch prepare to roll out a fleet of autonomous S Class sedans in San Jose, CA next year; and Volvo & Luminar announce their partnership to the world, along with Luminar’s incredible ultra long-range lidar.

Ep 70: GM focuses on AVs and EVs; Daimler & Bosch ready AV car sharing; Volvo & Luminar

Today, Episode 70! GM focuses on AVs and EVs and replace Cruise Auatomation’s CEO and co-founder with GM’s president; Daimler & Bosch prepare to roll out a fleet of autonomous S Class sedans in San Jose, CA next year; and Volvo & Luminar announce their partnership to the world, along with Luminar’s incredible ultra long-range lidar.

Ep 69: SPECIAL GUEST Martin Adler, PhD

Today, thrilled to have Martin Adler, PhD, join us from Amsterdam, on an incredibly fascinating interview that was meant to go just 15-20 minutes, but instead ended up going nearly half an hour long!

Ep 68: A special UK special edition! British startup Wayve; who’s testing where in the UK; FiveAI

Today, a very special UK special edition! We discuss Wayve’s machine learning algorithms designed to let cars better learn their environments; we get an overview of who’s testing what, where, throughout the UK (hint — there’s a lot!); and, we look at FiveAI’s plan to test in London in 2019.

Ep 67: Steering wheel or no steering wheel? China gets its first solid state LiDAR AV; so does BMW

Today! We discuss whether you’d be more comfortable getting into a fully autonomous car (read: driverless; no human backup driver) that had the usual steering wheel, pedals, and shifter, or whether you’d be prefer something that looked truly unique and different, without such driver inputs; China launches the world’s first solid state lidar-equipped AV; and BMW readies its own solid state lidar-equipped cars with Innoviz.

Ep 66: SPECIAL: Insider tour of HERE Technologies’ Berkeley, CA garage offices! — PHOTOS

  Last week I had the great privilege to be invited to a special, invite-only media event at HERE Technologies’ garage offices in Berkeley, CA, to learn everything about their “self healing HD maps.”

Ep 65: SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW: Elaina Farnsworth, CEO The NEXT Education

Today, Episode 65: Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of The NEXT Education, on her mission to educate and empower the world’s talent for this new era of autonomous and connected mobility.

Ep 64: Illogical humans; iSee brings common sense to AVs; Cruise Automation still on track

Humans will apparently always be illogical; iSee is developing software that brings common sense “understanding” to autonomous vehicles; Cruise Automation still on track to roll out fully autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco by next year.

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

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.

Ep 62: More trolly paradoxes; Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot; countries’ preparedness for AVs

We’ll discuss why the trolly paradox isn’t a real issue after all, or at least, why it shouldn’t be; Tesla’s Autopilot V9.0 with Navigate on Autopilot is a game changer; and we look at countries’ preparedness for an autonomous future round the world.