Today, Episode 40! We discuss paradoxes! Specifically: With AVs making it easier for people to drive more places more frequently and more distances, what does this mean for the environment? What do AVs mean for more drive-oriented, enthusiast car brands? And, with AVs effectively killing all sorts of driving infractions including moving violations and parking tickets, what will cities do to avoid going bankrupt?
Today! Apple hires a former ex-Waymo engineer for its Project Titan autonomous car project; Volvo invests in lidar maker Luminar; Enterprise and Voyage partner up for autonomous car rentals. PS1. We learn a bit more about rideOS. PS2. We discuss a listener’s feedback.
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.
California’s DMV has announced that fully autonomous — driverless — cars will be allowed on the streets starting April 2, 2018. Meanwhile, Volvo has launched its own venture capital arm.
The one where we discuss the legality of owning older cars once autonomous cars are mandated; the value of a bulletproof Tesla; and Volvo’s plans to completely end conventional internal combustion engine development.