Ep 59: Tesla removes “fully self driving” on order form; the Apple Car; 6 cities’ approach to AVs

Today, Episode 59: Tesla (Elon Musk, really) has just removed the rather confusing “fully self driving” functionality option on Tesla cars’ order forms; we learn a few bit of details — without much detail, honestly — about the Apple Car; and I discuss an interesting article on how six US cities are preparing for the AV car revolution. All this, right now!

Ep 54: AVs cheaper, safer, boringer; Volvo’s EV AV truck; Tesla’s cross-country Autopilot road trip and BMW iNEXT

Today, Episode 54! Companies are deploying AVs at a faster and faster pace, but are we going to see safer, cheaper, and boringer? Volvo unveils it’s all-electric autonomous truck without a cab; and, Tesla whets our appetite for its fully autonomous cross-country drive with Autopilot 10 alpha, while BMW unveils its iNEXT EV, a concept car slated for 2021 that looks like a buck-toothed rhinoceros with its head transplanted onto a sledgehammer.

Ep 45: Apple worker steals AV secrets; Daimler, Bosch roll out AV taxis; FCA goes after Tesla

Episode 45! Our final episode of the season before going on a brief summer break: A (now former) Apple employee steals Apple’s autonomous car secrets; Daimler and Bosch get ready to roll out a test autonomous taxi service; and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles declare war against Tesla.

Ep 42: SPECIAL: World’s first podcast recorded while driving a Tesla Model S with Autopilot?!

Today! A very special podcast episode — and quite possibly the world’s first! — recorded inside a Tesla Model S while driving from San Francisco to Palo Alto with Autopilot engaged, complete with my personal thoughts, feedback, and critique! Also: Ford releases an interesting test about active cruise control’s ability to avoid unnecessary traffic jams, and what it means for a fully autonomous car future!

Episode 33. Car data privacy; Autopilot deceptive; Uber quits AZ

GDRP goes live and we take a look at the implications for the connected car; consumer groups attack Tesla for “Autopilot” name; Uber gives up on autonomous car testing in Arizona.

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 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 18. CA allows driverless cars; Model X crash recreated; another Chinese EV launches!

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.