Ep 29. GUEST: James Newton – AVs killer app of IoT/5G?

Episode 29: Our first ever guest interview! James Newton is British, has been living in France for just over 30 years and has had an eclectic career developing business in industries focused on IoT, Telematics and Automotive.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Join us Friday 7AM PT for our first guest!

Join us Friday, May 11, 2018, for our first ever guest! James Newton, a veteran of the automotive and IoT industries, joins us from Toulouse France, to discuss his article “Will Autonomous Vehicles be the Killer IoT App?” (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/autonomous-vehicles-killer-iot-application-james-newton) and much more besides. Be sure to tune in!

Episode 26. AVs get hot; FB dreams of AVs; BMW plays with lasers

Today: Thermal imaging cameras help autonomous cars see the world around them; Facebook’s game plan with autonomous cars; and BMW finds a laser supplier for its ride sharing autonomous car fleet slated for release in 2021.

Episode 25. Android Automotive; AV slime molds; AV testing regs

Today: Google prepares Android Automotive to be a sort of “car OS” for all automakers; slime molds may offer a solution for autonomous car navigation; and Michigan’s governor’s view regarding AV testing regulations.

Episode 24. BMW’s view on AVs; Tesla avoids crash; Tesla exec quits

Our 2-monthiversary! Today: BMW says humans aren’t ready for AVs; a Tesla’s Autopilot swerves to avoid being flattened by a big rig truck; and — coincidentally — Tesla’s Autopilot lead heads to Intel.

Episode 23. Open Source AVs; Model X hits gym; Waymo’s philosophy

Today: Autonomous taxi startup Voyage open sources its testing software; a Tesla Model X hits the gym (literally); and, we discuss an important detail contrasting Waymo’s philosophy of autonomous car tech to that of its competitors.

Episode 22. Tesla & Waymo collect data; Buick’s EV; Tesla selfies

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.

Episode 21. V2V & V2I; Autopilot imperfect; Mission E & MB EQS

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.

Episode 20. Uber supports AVs; Model X lawsuit; solid state lidar

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.