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.
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!
Today: Uber’s crash the result of a software calibration error; Volvo’s cars and trucks talk together; MIT’s autonomous cars don’t need maps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.