Ep 97: INTERVIEW: Abdo Mahmoud, Senior Product Manager Affectiva, on Driver Monitoring Systems

I’m pleased to have as our special guest today Abdo Mahmoud, Senior Product Manager at Affectiva, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company developing an incredibly powerful driver (and passenger) monitoring system for L3 and L4 cars. Have a listen!

EP 96: Driver monitoring systems need to be mandatory; China builds AV-only freeway; what AVs can learn from elevators

Today, I suggest that semi-autonomous vehicles like Tesla could make people more careless, thereby reinforcing the need for driver monitoring systems sooner rather than later; China readies a 100 km (62 mi) freeway with AV-only lanes; and we discuss what autonomous vehicle makers can learn from elevators. Yes, elevators.

Ep 95: INTERVIEW: Rudy Burger, Founder & Managing Partner, Woodside Capital Partners

I’m immensely honored to welcome to our show Rudy Burger (Twitter;¬†LinkedIn), the founder and managing partner of Silicon Valley venture firm¬†Woodside Capital Partners. With an absolutely astonishing academic pedigree spanning Yale to Cambridge including a PhD in Digital Imaging; numerous companies under his belt, including a stint as VP at Xerox, he also founded the MIT Media Lab’s Europe branch. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the next 40 minutes with Rudy Burger.