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.”
The University of Michigan studies pedestrian body language like gait and posture to bolster computer vision algorithms with predictive analytics; we discuss the future of insurance; and Ford and VW may finally be set to announce a $4B partnership on AVs and EVs.
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.
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.
Today, Episode 44! We talk about VW’s new EV car sharing program “WE”; we discuss the paradox of increased traffic caused by AVs; and (some) people will always love driving. PLUS: I spotted that mysterious, unmarked, debadged, white Subaru autonomous test vehicle roaming the streets of SF! Photo over at marchoag.com!
The one where we ran out of time discussing Jaguar’s theoretical Jaguar I-PACE SVR with 0-60 times of less than 2 seconds; and, Apple & VW’s new love affair.
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.