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.
Today, Episode 72! We talk the best strategy for autonomous vehicles, and it may not be what you think; Waymo rolls out the world’s first autonomous taxi revenue service; and Uber strikes back… sort of(ish).
Today, Episode 53! Uber’s not out of the autonomous car race after all, with a new $150M investment in a new AV facility working with the University of Toronto; VW pushes for technology standardization for autonomous vehicles to ensure legal protections; and I go on a rant against articles crying out against AVs.
Today, Episode 48! We talk about VW’s investment in an in-house mobility platform built around its new vw.OS; the jobs that autonomous cars will destroy (and create); and Toyota’s $500M investment in Uber’s autonomous car tech.
Welcome back to Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag as we kick off Season 2! Today, we discuss the need for better roads and infrastructure for AVs; Uber shuts down its autonomous trucking division; and BMW has a second thought about AVs.
GDRP goes live and we take a look at the implications for the connected car; consumer groups attack Tesla for “Autopilot” name; Uber gives up on autonomous car testing in Arizona.
Uber’s CEO still strongly supports autonomous cars; my thoughts surrounding a lawsuit around the Model X crash; and a brief — very brief — overview on solid state lidar: smaller, better, cheaper.
The one where we talk about Jaguar partnering up with Waymo; a blind spot in Uber’s lidar system potentially causing the tragic accident in Arizona; and a horrific Model X accident in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lidar maker is “baffled” by Uber autonomous test vehicle; Tesla starts rolling out its new mapping software; Porsche declares that it is NOT benchmarking the Tesla Model S. Right.
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).