I make the controversial claim that if we as society are ok with allowing cell phones in cars, then it must be the case that we’re ok with autonomous cars, too. Also, BMW announces two new products in its nascent “i” product range, the i4 and iX3 SAV.
We’ll discuss the risk vs benefit of autonomous cars; the difficulty of getting drivers’ licenses in the future; how autonomous cars will gradually phase out human-driven cars on streets and freeways; and a favor to ask of you!).
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?
The one where we discuss details on Tesla’s recent Autopilot update (that were not yet available for yesterday’s episode); we go into more details about GM’s production 2019 Cruise AV fully driverless (no steering wheel!) vehicle; and get a look into Ford’s $11B plans for autonomous, hybrid, and electric vehicles.
The one where we talk about Tesla’s new Autopilot and Supercharger price increases; Germany’s love affair with EVs; and Waymo’s new driverless car putting passengers to sleep.
The one where we discuss Tesla’s limited product line; self driving trucking company Starsky Robotics’ Series A; and the solution to the infamous “trolly paradox.”
The one where we talk about the Jaguar I-PACE, and a fascinating new startup called rideOS
The one where we talk about the new electric cars announced by Porsche and VW at the Geneva Auto Show, and loop back to the previous episode to continue our discussion on the interesting topic of autonomous car sharing.
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.