A special episode on my first impressions of the Tesla Cybertruck.
Today, we discuss an article about AV’s impact on urban parking; another article about Silicon Valley’s feud with AVs; and the question of whether self-flying cars will be here before self-driving cars, and why it doesn’t really matter.
My first test with Tesla Enhanced Summon; AdaSky deploys an infrared sensor; I complain about a survey, and explain why I care.
Today: Ford’s Argo.ai moves to Austin; Blickfeld announces a new long range lidar; Tesla launches Version 10 of its software which (may?) include the long-awaited Enhanced Summon.
I experienced something pretty remarkable with a Tesla Model 3 on the latest software update; but was I imagining it? Mercedes parent company Daimler makes huge news by announcing it’s stopping all future gasoline engine R&D; and, somebody writes something so utterly stupid I had to call them out on it.
Today…. Episode 113 on Friday the 13th… an unusually long episode, this, in which we talk about the impact on real estate by autonomous vehicles; we address an article by Professor Lance Eliot (UCLA; USC) on whether AVs will be reserve for only the hyper-rich; and Tesla starts a (very) limited deployment of its Hardware v.3.0. Have a great weekend!
Is Apple now testing an AV with computer vision? TomTom claims to have an L5 AV and is getting into the HD mapping game; and the Feds are (incorrectly) pissed at Tesla again.
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.
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.
Volkswagen’s head of commercial autonomous vehicle strategy says the cost of developing AVs isn’t worth it (what?!); Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto lays the groundwork for Pittsburgh to become the epicenter of autonomous vehicle innovation, testing, and deployment; and I go on a rather lengthy rant on Tesla’s absurd claim of “full self-driving capability.”