Ep 62: More trolly paradoxes; Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot; countries’ preparedness for AVs

Tesla Autopilot v9.0

We’ll discuss why the trolly paradox isn’t a real issue after all, or at least, why it shouldn’t be; Tesla’s Autopilot V9.0 with Navigate on Autopilot is a game changer; and we look at countries’ preparedness for an autonomous future round the world.


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The trolly paradox is a distraction

A great article on Forbes by contributor Chunka Mui discusses what I’ve been saying all along: that the trolly paradox, at best, is a senseless discussion; and at worst, it could hinder progress. We discuss what this means.

Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot is live!

Yes, only in North America, and yes, it’s not truly a L3 — or even L4 or L5 — system, but hey, it’s a start. Stop knocking it. The path to autonomous cars is a spectrum, it is not binary, say, like a bridge.

Countries’ preparedness for an autonomous future

Another article on Forbes, by Niall McCarthy, addresses a study on countries’ readiness for an autonomous car future considering four pillars; policy and legislation; technology and innovation; infrastructure; and consumer acceptance.

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