Today, Episode 53! Uber’s not out of the autonomous car race after all, with a new $150M investment in a new AV facility working with the University of Toronto; VW pushes for technology standardization for autonomous vehicles to ensure legal protections; and I go on a rant against articles crying out against AVs.
Today, Episode 48! We talk about VW’s investment in an in-house mobility platform built around its new vw.OS; the jobs that autonomous cars will destroy (and create); and Toyota’s $500M investment in Uber’s autonomous car tech.
Welcome back to Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag as we kick off Season 2! Today, we discuss the need for better roads and infrastructure for AVs; Uber shuts down its autonomous trucking division; and BMW has a second thought about AVs.
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.
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.
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.
Lidar maker is “baffled” by Uber autonomous test vehicle; Tesla starts rolling out its new mapping software; Porsche declares that it is NOT benchmarking the Tesla Model S. Right.
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 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?