#128-Stuart Norris, GM Director of Design, Advanced Mobility and Experience Studio

A fascinating conversation with Stuart Norris, the Director of Design, Advanced Mobility and Experience Studio for GM.  Also today we’re officially announcing the launch of our new global autonomous vehicle and urban mobility strategy consulting firm. Please visit hoagandco.com and follow us on all social media at @hoagandco to learn more.

Ep 70: GM focuses on AVs and EVs; Daimler & Bosch ready AV car sharing; Volvo & Luminar

Today, Episode 70! GM focuses on AVs and EVs and replace Cruise Auatomation’s CEO and co-founder with GM’s president; Daimler & Bosch prepare to roll out a fleet of autonomous S Class sedans in San Jose, CA next year; and Volvo & Luminar announce their partnership to the world, along with Luminar’s incredible ultra long-range lidar.

Ep 64: Illogical humans; iSee brings common sense to AVs; Cruise Automation still on track

Humans will apparently always be illogical; iSee is developing software that brings common sense “understanding” to autonomous vehicles; Cruise Automation still on track to roll out fully autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco by next year.

Ep 61: The Trolly Paradox, again; GM’s Cruise Automation can’t see pedestrians; VW’s strategy

Today, Episode 61! Today, Episode 61! We talk again about the trolly paradox, and the need to program autonomous to mirror various cultures’ social norms, conventions, and expectations; GM’s Cruise Automation has a small problem in that it’s not so good at detecting pedestrians (oops); and, we discuss VW’s strategy towards besting Tesla at it’s own game… by 2020.

Ep 56: Feds embrace autonomous cars; AVs to impede pedestrian-only zones; Cruise Automation gets $2.75 from Honda

Annnnnd…. we’re back with Episode 56! Sorry for the brief, unscheduled break the last two weeks, but let’s dive in and pick up where we left off! Today: a brief discussion on our last #FridayPollDay on Twitter, and then: the Feds get serious about autonomous cars (in a good way); autonomous cars may actually get in the way of pedestrian-friendly urban cores; and GM’s Cruise Automation gets a further $2.75 billion from Honda! All this… right now.

Ep 52: GM’s Cruise Automation hits roadblock in NYC; Volvo’s 360c self-driving bedroom; AV market numbers

Today, Episode 52! GM’s autonomous car subsidiary Cruise Automation hits a regulatory roadblock to start testing in NYC; Volvo’s new 360c fully autonomous bedroom on wheels is the wrong solution to the problem of congested roadways; and, the autonomous vehicle market hits $173 billion by 2023.

Ep 41. May Mobility launches autonomous electric shuttle service; the GM AV1; Faraday Future gets $2B investment!

Today, Episode 41! (Sorry for being a bit late, and short, this one…) We discuss the very cool, imminent launch (as in, tomorrow) of Ann Arbor-based May Mobility fully autonomous, electric, 6-seater shuttle bus; GM trademarks the name “AV1”; and, Faraday Future is back from the brink of death with a whopping $2B investment!

Ep 10. Autopilot; GM’s Cruise AV; Ford’s $11B investment

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.