#109 – AVs in LA; Sidewalk cages; Lidar is a crutch

Today, I suggest that if cities embrace Uber, then they will embrace AVs; I rip apart the ridiculous article suggesting that sidewalks will become cages to protect humans from AVs (and vice-versa); and, yes, lidar is (apparently) a crutch, at least according to Chris Urmson.

#108 – Season 4 Premiere: The FAVA

After three months on break, I’m baaaaaaaack! Season 4 is HERE! Today, a bit of a recap on my amazing 1 month stint in DC, followup with a deep dive into my FAVA proposal.

#107 – SEASON 3 FINALE: Interview with 3 PhDs Martin Adler; Justin Schorr; Henning Lategahn

As promised, we’re closing out Season 3 in a big way: I’m joined by three PhDs from around the world, Justin Schorr (Philadelphia); Martin Adler (Netherlands); and Henning Lategahn (Germany) as we dive into an absolutely fascinating, all-encompassing discussion on nearly every angle surrounding autonomous vehicles.

#106 – Mike Pinelis, PhD – Microtech Ventures’ MEMS AV applications

The penultimate episode of Season 3! A fascinating conversation with Mike Pinelis, PhD, of Microtech Ventures, coming at us from Detroit, in which we discuss MEMS applications to autonomous vehicles, and much more besides.

#105 – Michael DeKort, Owner & CTO, Dactyl: The need for simulation testing

Michael brings an entire career of aerospace/DOD research and experience to building an aerospace/DOD-caliber simulation for autonomous vehicles; his views on why simulation is absolutely essential for AVs.

#104 – Interview with Henning Lategahn, PhD, Atlatec, on 3D mapping without lidar

A fascinating conversation with Henning Lategahn, PhD with distinction from the University of Karlsruhe for Technology, and his startup, Atlatec, which produces 3d maps for autonomous driving and simulations without lidar; they use computer vision cameras only. Also, two cool announcements to share with you.

#103 – More on Tesla Autonomy Day; AVs and congestion pricing; more assertive AVs will be safer

We dive into some more details surrounding several of Elon Musk’s claims during Tesla Autonomy Day; AVs will require increased congestion pricing (or penalties for driving around without passengers); AVs need to get more assertive in order to be safer.

#102 – Interview with Henry Bzeih, SVP & CTO, Flex

Henry Bzeih, SVP & CTO of Flex, a large manufacturing firm with roots dating back to 1969, joins us to discuss his bird’s eye view of the autonomous vehicle industry; where things are headed; and all the challenges and difficulties getting there.

#101 – INTERVIEW: Adham Ghazali, Founder & CEO, Imagry

Lo and behold, just days after Elon Musk’s bombshell that maps aren’t necessary for autonomous vehicles, Adham Ghazali, Founder & CEO of Israel-based startup Imagry, talks about how their company is doing precisely that.

#100 – Tesla Autonomy Day

To celebrate my 100th episode, a special 30 minute account of the most crucial takeaways from yesterday’s Tesla Autonomy Day, during which Tesla announced to the world their breakthroughs with Autopilot Hardware 3.0 and their upcoming robotaxi Tesla Network.