Today: We discuss how Tesla and Waymo go about collecting driving data in radically different ways, and what it means for their ongoing development of their autonomous car technology; Buick announces a gorgeous new 370-mile range EV; and Tesla starts sharing photos.
Our biggest episode yet, clocking in at a whopping 27 minutes! Today: We discuss vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications; discuss why it’s ok that Tesla’s Autopilot will never be perfect; and briefly touch on Porsche’s reservation system for its new Mission and Mercedes’ upcoming EQS EV sedan.
Uber’s CEO still strongly supports autonomous cars; my thoughts surrounding a lawsuit around the Model X crash; and a brief — very brief — overview on solid state lidar: smaller, better, cheaper.
Porsche announces full electrification by 2030; a mini review of the Jaguar I-Pace first drive; and I share my full review of Tesla’s latest Autopilot behind the wheel of a fully loaded Model S P100D.
Today! The CA DMV allows testing and deployment of FULLY driverless cars on its roads; two Tesla owners post videos testing and recreating the recent Model X crash (yes, really); a(nother) Chinese EV startup is born; and more.
We discuss Tesla’s plummeting stock as it relates to Model 3 production woes; an astonishing new EV SUV with 1000hp; and a Cruise Automation fully autonomous car getting ticketed on the streets of San Francisco.
The one where we talk about Jaguar partnering up with Waymo; a blind spot in Uber’s lidar system potentially causing the tragic accident in Arizona; and a horrific Model X accident in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lidar maker is “baffled” by Uber autonomous test vehicle; Tesla starts rolling out its new mapping software; Porsche declares that it is NOT benchmarking the Tesla Model S. Right.
I make the controversial claim that if we as society are ok with allowing cell phones in cars, then it must be the case that we’re ok with autonomous cars, too. Also, BMW announces two new products in its nascent “i” product range, the i4 and iX3 SAV.
We’ll discuss the risk vs benefit of autonomous cars; the difficulty of getting drivers’ licenses in the future; how autonomous cars will gradually phase out human-driven cars on streets and freeways; and a favor to ask of you!).