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!
1 YEAR OF ACMH! Today: (1) BMW X1’s emergency braking sucks; (2) Singapore fast tracks AVs for elderly; (3) What AVs can learn from the Lion Air crash
Check out the trailer for my first ever video review of a car, in this case, a Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot, because of course!
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
I was invited by TuckerEllis, LLP (@TuckerEllis) to join two of their attorneys on their podcast “Driverless” (@_Driverless), in which we deep dive into a broad discussion on various legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, including a fascinating focus on the legal standards to which autonomous cars should be held when things inevitably go wrong.
Today, Episode 78! Florida mulls autonomous vehicle testing without test drivers; we do a mini deep dive into the different flavors of lidar — 950nm vs 1550nm — and another idiot sleeps in their Tesla.