Today, Episode 60! Autonomous taxis start replacing beloved London cabbies by 2021; Lyft pushes ahead with its Level 5 autonomous Fords; and, Apple submits another AV patent, this time, for a peloton — autonomous platooning — concept.
REGISTER NOW: Join me at next week’s webinar “Responsible Investing 2.0 — The Next 20 Years in 45 Minutes I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited by the good folks over at EvolveETFs to join a panel of experts in Responsible Investments Association’s webinar titled “Responsible Investing 2.0 — The Next 20 Years in 45 Minutes. We’ll be discussing innovative trends and how they may impact the future of responsible investing. The webinar will uncover how investors may benefit from the growth of innovative trends through ESG (environmental, social, and governance) mandates as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As you can imagine, my contribution on the panel will be dedicated to — wait for it — self-driving and electric cars! The webinar is next Wednesday, the 24th of October, 2018 and starts at 11am PST / 2pm EST. Registration is open and free, so head on over and sign-up now!
Today, Episode 59: Tesla (Elon Musk, really) has just removed the rather confusing “fully self driving” functionality option on Tesla cars’ order forms; we learn a few bit of details — without much detail, honestly — about the Apple Car; and I discuss an interesting article on how six US cities are preparing for the AV car revolution. All this, right now!
Today, Episode 58! Volvo and Nvidia partner up for improved autonomy in Volvo’s early 2020 vehicles; self driving cars pose a serious health risk; and, Waymo racks up 10 million miles of on-road tests (and 7 billion simulated miles!) and prepares for its first revenue autonomous taxi service.
TODAY! Thrilled and honored to have special guest Dan Piatkowski join me on the show! Dan’s the Assistant Professor of Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and we’ll be discussing his article (discussed in the second segment of the previous episode) suggesting that autonomous vehicles and pedestrian-friendly cities may be mutually exclusive goals; that we can have perhaps just one or the other, but not both.
Annnnnd…. we’re back with Episode 56! Sorry for the brief, unscheduled break the last two weeks, but let’s dive in and pick up where we left off! Today: a brief discussion on our last #FridayPollDay on Twitter, and then: the Feds get serious about autonomous cars (in a good way); autonomous cars may actually get in the way of pedestrian-friendly urban cores; and GM’s Cruise Automation gets a further $2.75 billion from Honda! All this… right now.
Hey everybody, apologies but I won’t be able to run this week’s episodes but will do my absolute best to get back to you next week…ish. Sorry, but thanks for your patience and understanding! UPDATE: Sorry folks, it looks like I’m not going to make it back till next week… apologies! 🙁 -Marc
Today, Episode 55! We talk about BMW’s autonomous motorcycle; the best commercial trucking routes for autonomous trucking; and, we take a step back to look at 9 years of Waymo’s biggest milestones.
Today, Episode 54! Companies are deploying AVs at a faster and faster pace, but are we going to see safer, cheaper, and boringer? Volvo unveils it’s all-electric autonomous truck without a cab; and, Tesla whets our appetite for its fully autonomous cross-country drive with Autopilot 10 alpha, while BMW unveils its iNEXT EV, a concept car slated for 2021 that looks like a buck-toothed rhinoceros with its head transplanted onto a sledgehammer.
Today, Episode 53! Uber’s not out of the autonomous car race after all, with a new $150M investment in a new AV facility working with the University of Toronto; VW pushes for technology standardization for autonomous vehicles to ensure legal protections; and I go on a rant against articles crying out against AVs.