Today! Apple hires a former ex-Waymo engineer for its Project Titan autonomous car project; Volvo invests in lidar maker Luminar; Enterprise and Voyage partner up for autonomous car rentals. PS1. We learn a bit more about rideOS. PS2. We discuss a listener’s feedback.
Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag gets its new home on the web over at MarcHoag.com! Please check it out and share with your friends and colleagues! Today: Remote control cars — basically drone cars — help automated systems in the first and last mile of driving; another electric AV startup, Byton, announces it’s all new concept the K-BYTE (as a successor to its previous concept, the M-BYTE); and comma.ai successfully retrofits a pre-2014 Tesla with Autopilot to more or less drive itself. PS1. Porsche’s Taycan officially unveiled PS2. Something weird driving around the streets of San Francisco…
Today (1) We wonder how police will pull over an autonomous car; (2) We ponder ways to make autonomous cars socially acceptable (3) Tesla announces full self-driving features coming in August.
Today! We loop back to Episode 34 to do Part 2, in which we discuss the roll out of automation in the commercial shipping space first; Waymo’s 100x increase in Chrysler Pacifica self driving minivans and their plans to license their tech; and Cruise Automation’s infusion of $2.25B from SoftBank.
SPECIAL! If there’s one episode you listen to on this podcast, make it this one. I had the privilege of attending a presentation by Professor Daniel Sperling, the Distinguished Blue Planet Professor, and Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis; and Board Member, California Air Resources Board.
The one where we ran out of time discussing Jaguar’s theoretical Jaguar I-PACE SVR with 0-60 times of less than 2 seconds; and, Apple & VW’s new love affair.
GDRP goes live and we take a look at the implications for the connected car; consumer groups attack Tesla for “Autopilot” name; Uber gives up on autonomous car testing in Arizona.
We talk about the impact AVs will have not just on city design, but on building design, too; I go on a mini-rant about the 73% of Americans that are scared of AVs; and we discuss what we can learn about AVs from studying airplanes..
We talk common sense when using semi-autonomous systems like Autopilot; Apple now the #2 autonomous vehicle company by number of CA testing permits(!); Intel’s MobilEye lands an 8 million car deal.
Drive.ai autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians; BMW clarifies its view on AVs; Ohio embraces AVs.