Episode 16. Jaguar + Waymo; Uber’s lidar blind spot; Model X crash

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.

Episode 14. If cell phones ok, AVs must be too; BMW i4, iX3

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.

Ep 13. Risk vs. Benefit of Autonomous Cars; licenses; etc.

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!).

Episode 12. Analysis of Uber’s accident; Chrysler’s Portal

The one where we analyze Uber’s tragic accident that killed a pedestrian; also, details on what may be the next big thing — Chrysler! — with their surprise roll out of the Portal Concept (formerly, the SM-1).

BREAKING: Autonomous Uber kills pedestrian; bad actors; more

BREAKING NEWS: An autonomous Uber has struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona; we discuss responsibility and liability in cases of autonomous car accidents; and finally, what’s the solution to “bad actors,” criminals holding up autonomous cars?

Ep 10. Autopilot; GM’s Cruise AV; Ford’s $11B investment

The one where we discuss details on Tesla’s recent Autopilot update (that were not yet available for yesterday’s episode); we go into more details about GM’s production 2019 Cruise AV fully driverless (no steering wheel!) vehicle; and get a look into Ford’s $11B plans for autonomous, hybrid, and electric vehicles.