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Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

By Marc Hoag
Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag is the world's only weekly podcast dedicated entirely to driverless cars, and the #1 result on Google! We discuss the products, tech, law, policy, and societal impacts of self driving cars, what I call the greatest step change in humanity since the Industrial Revolution!

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#167-Tesla FSD beta
So this is a big, hugely polarizing deal: Tesla has just unleashed the beta version of its so-called “full self-driving” or “FSD” for short. Released only to an extremely small, but unknown number of so-called “early adopter program” (“EAP”) customers, this software update — 2020.40.8.10 — unleashes the full suite of long promised “self driving” features in an admittedly risky package; so risky, in fact, that the release notes warn that “[i]t may do the wrong thing at the worst time.” And the Internet has lost its collective minds: on one side of the ever-widening rift are the usual Tesla fanatics praising Elon for this extraordinary (non-?)achievement; on the other are naysayers criticizing him for his blatant ambivalence for, and risk with, human safety. I argue several points: First, the data needs to speak: if in fact this proves to be safe, then it should be continue. Second, we need to do anything we can — yes, even take more risks — if it means reducing the number of people killed every day.
15:02
October 23, 2020
#166-Cruise goes driverless; Caterpillar ramps up AV tech; Ollie 2.0
Today: Cruise to start driverless testing in California; Caterpillar grows its AV division; Local Motors plans to test its new Ollie 2.0 in Toronto. All this… right now. Driverless Cruise I’ve been a big fan of GM’s Cruise (formerly Cruise Automation) pretty much since ever. But I didn’t agree with their announcement in 2019 that they would release to the world a true driverless car — sans steering wheel, mind — onto the chaotic streets of San Francisco by year’s end. First, I said it was an unlikely goal to achieve, which of course they didn’t. Alternatively, even if they did achieve it… so what? What really matters is not so much the marketing hype of demonstrating to the world that you have an L5-capable vehicle, but rather that consumers are actually using it, like Waymo is doing in Arizona. Now GM has become the fifth company in California to receive from the California Department of Motor Vehicles a driverless testing permit for their Cruise vehicle on the streets of California. But they still aren’t testing them; at least not yet. More to the point, I still say “so what” in the sense that it would be vastly cooler to get paying customers in their cars on limited roads across San Francisco. Caterpillar’s Heavy Metal AV While COVID-19 has obviously caused a bit of a slump in the real estate and construction sector, reflected by a sales dip in heavy metal machinery like Caterpillar’s tractors and earth movers, their AV division is seeing a marked up-tick. Have a listen to find out why. Ollie 2.0 Local Motors has signed a deal to start testing its Ollie 2.0 autonomous shuttle pods on the streets of Toronto starting in Spring 2021. But with seating for up to 8 passengers, I question their viability during these times of COVID, and suggest that something like driverless car rides like Waymo and (eventually) Cruise are vastly more relevant immediate solution.
15:29
October 20, 2020
#165-Jonah Bliss, Curbivore
You've likely heard of Harry Campbell, otherwise known as "The Rideshare Guy," and chances are, if you are a driver for services like Uber or Lyft, you listen to his podcast religiously; and if you don't, well, do. So Harry recently emailed me to invite me to an event that he's putting on next week, with the impossibly awesome name Curbivore. It's bringing together thought leaders from the intersection of the food industry and mobility tech, to discuss these unprecedented challenges imposed by COVID-19. Curbivore is being produced with a colleague of his, Jonah Bliss. Jonah was formerly part of the original team at Turo, so suffice to say, he knows a thing or two about the mobility industry generally. Harry thought Jonah and I should have a chat about what's going on in this particular slice of the mobility space. So I agreed. What's especially interesting about Curbivore -- and why I agreed to do this admittedly very promotional episode despite that I've received zero compensation for it of any kind; this is not a sponsored episode -- is the lineup of speakers which promises an impressive cross-section of people from the food and tech industries, and crucially, public/municipal organizations as well. Registration is free so you should probably register: Curbivore.co
32:41
October 16, 2020
#164-EU's safest vehicle; when do we ban human drivers; EVs as a roadmap for AVs
Today: We discuss the results of a study by Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP to crown Europe's safest vehicle (spoiler alert: it's not Tesla); when do we ban human driven vehicles; and we consider the path to EVs as a roadmap for AVs. All this... right now. Europe's safest vehicle A recent study was just published from Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP that sought to determine the safest vehicle you can buy for public roads. Somewhat surprisingly (or not?), the winner was not a Tesla. In fact, while Tesla scored highest in two categories, it scored abysmally low in one category, and the crown ultimately went to... When do we ban human drivers? The first question is whether we need to ban human drivers; and when you consider the appalling loss of human life around the world -- 1.25 million deaths caused by vehicle accidents, 94% of which are cause by human error -- it seems inconceivable not to ban them. But still, the question becomes when, and how do we do so. EVs as a roadmap for AVs The recent ban on ICE vehicles by 2035 announced by California's Governor Gavin Newsom may offer a sort of roadmap, suggests American University Professorial Lecturer Selika Josiah Talbott, closely echoing what I've often suggested as well, that EV production and market penetration will serve as an extremely meaningful proxy for AVs. Suggested reading: Ten years on from the blogpost that triggered the AV revolution, by Nick Reed, PhD Are autonomous vehicles safer than manually operated vehicles?, by Jeffrey Everson, PhD
26:22
October 13, 2020
#163-Waymo One launches driverless rides for the public
In a surprise move that came seemingly out of nowhere, Waymo has just opened up its Waymo One autonomous vehicle taxi services to the general public in its testing grounds just outside of Phoenix, Arizona; crucially however, these vehicles aren't just autonomous, they're driverless autonomous vehicles; i.e., Level 5 AVs. Until now, Waymo had been testing its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans with a human backup driver in a 100 square mile (160 square kilometer) region of the suburbs of Phoenix. Now, however, they've removed the human backup driver and shrunk the geofenced region to 50 square miles (80 square kilometers). Although the plan is to eventually re-introduce backups drivers and further broaden the coverage area, the current decision to remove the driver -- while surprising -- makes perfectly good sense during this era of the COVID pandemic. As I've often argued numerous times in the past, COVID should encourage, rather than discourage, driverless autonomous vehicles if only to maximize human safety: getting in a car with no driver is going to be safer than getting into a car with a driver.
15:07
October 9, 2020
#162-California to ban sale of new ICE vehicles in 2035
California recently announced a ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in 2035. This is an incredible decision but one which has been met with a surprising -- or not -- amount of resistance. I'm going to explain why everybody who disagrees with this is wrong. The first argument I've heard is people complaining that they should be allowed to buy ICE vehicles. This is not a ban on the sale of all ICE vehicles; only new ones. The second argument I've heard is that this will unfairly burden low income families. First, everything in the US unfairly burdens low income families thanks to our woefully inept social safety net. Second, low income families tend to buy used cars, not new cars (never mind the fact that most people in general tend to buy used cars), so this won't actually change anything. Third, and as a follow-up to the previous point, it needs to be pointed out that we're talking about something 15 years in the future; that's about as long as Tesla has been around (17 years), and look what it's accomplished in that time. Come 2035, not only Tesla, but countless other auto-makers will offer EVs in the $20K price range ($30K assuming 3% inflation rates); and countless used EVs will be available by then in the $10K-$20K range, if not cheaper.  Finally, the simple fact is that this sort of change must happen; it cannot not happen. The mathematically certain risks due to climate mandate that we make such drastic changes, or the harm caused by inaction will be far greater than the secondary harm caused by action. Have a listen to hear me ramble on in a not dispassionate way about why this ban absolutely needs to happen, and why, if you disagree with me, you're wrong.
20:26
October 7, 2020
#161 - Andreas Herrmann and Maximilian Richter
On their research to classify cities into 5 archetypes to determine the optimal future mobility solution for each city Hoag+Co. associate Maximilian Richter and Andreas Herrmann, researchers at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, have joined me to talk about their latest multi-year study. If you remember, an often-discussed topic on this podcast has been a 2018 study by BCG and the World Economic Forum on the impact on traffic in an autonomous vehicle future sans car sharing. Spoiler alert: it doesn't go well. Now, a new study -- effectively the sequel -- has just been released and Maximilian and Andreas are here to talk about it. What they've done is to classify cities from around the world into five archetypes based on myriad different qualities, in an effort to understand the future mobility technology best suited to that type of city. Simply put, there's no one shoe fits all solution for the cities of the world: a future mobility solution for Los Angeles will not work in San Francisco; what's optimal for Paris is decidedly suboptimal for, say, Cairo. If you'd like to see the report Maximilian and Andreas produced with BCG, head over to hoagandco.com/bcg2 and you can download the PDF there to view while listening to our conversation; I highly recommend you do this as we reference graphs and figures several times during the conversation.
56:00
September 25, 2020
#160-Anna Kleissner, PhD & Michael Semmer
Austria's Magna Steyr and its imminent ICE to EV transition, and how it syncs up with an AV future If you want to attend MOVE America on September 1-3, grab your free passes here: hoagandco.com  I know I often say this about many guests on my show, but today’s discussion with Anna Kleissner, PhD and Michael Semmer, MS, was absolutely fascinating; easily one of my all-time favorite discussions. It was engaging; it was at times entertaining; and it was incredibly thought provoking and educational. To cut to the chase: it turns out that if Austria doesn’t successfully orchestrate a transition of its roughly 314,000-strong automotive sector employees from ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle production to EV production within about 10 years, it stands to suffer a whopping 5.8% reduction in GDP. In plainer terms, Austria risks losing its entire automotive manufacturing industry if it doesn't fully embrace electric vehicles within 10 years. If this sounds at all familiar, it’s because it bears as striking similarity to what happened in the UK: in the post-war years, manufacturing (of which automotive was a considerable sector) made up some 48% of the country’s economy. By 2013, manufacturing had shrunk to a mere 13%. Similarly, the fate of once-great American cities Pittsburgh and Detroit offer an extreme look at what can happen if a local economy doesn’t act nimbly to change with the times. Regardless, the clock is ticking for Austria where the future of one of Europe’s largest automotive manufacturing companies, Magna Steyr, hangs precariously on the edge as it struggles to transition from an ICE to an EV future. If Austria — or any other country, for that matter — can manage the transformation wisely, not just at a private level, but indeed at a national level, then it will not only sustain the roughly 314,000 jobs than hang in the balance, but also provide new jobs for generations to come.
1:01:16
August 28, 2020
#159-Frantz Saintellemy, LeddarTech
A year and a half ago — January 2019 — I was invited to CES 2019 by the good folks over at HERE Technologies to moderate three days worth of talks. (Here’s the episode I did and a brief video.) Apart from getting seriously sick for those three days — a weird, hugely unpleasant thing for someone who, knock on wood, never gets sick — it was an otherwise fantastic experience. During those several days, I had been invited to some surprisingly fun afterparties; and it was on the last night of my three-day stint in Vegas, at just such a party, that I happened to meet some of the LeddarTech team from Montréal. It’s been far too long for me to remember now, but LinkedIn reminds me that I met with their Product Line Manager, Pier-Olivier Hamel; so you can imagine my pleasant surprise when LeddarTech reached out to me for a conversation with none other than their President & COO, Frantz Saintellemy. What had most intrigued me about LeddarTech when I’d met with Pier-Oliver back in January 2019 was the decidedly novel approach they seemed to take in their pursuit of automotive lidar: a buffet-like platform which enabled other companies to pick and choose components to build their optimal lidar kit. And, oh yeah, it was solid state lidar. Only. This was true then, and it’s still true today. And when I say automotive lidar, I don’t just mean, say, the hardware stack; it’s the entire end-to-end solution, hardware and software alike; sensor fusion; image recognition; the works. All of it. I genuinely don’t know of any other company which is attempting to do this — so obviously, as always, if I’m wrong, please make the appropriate intros — so suffice to say, I was more than thrilled to have the conversation with Frantz today (well, recorded yesterday). Besides the fact that Frantz is one of the most wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with in this space, his robust academic and professional engineering background made for an incredibly fascinating discussion, and I think you’re going to love our chat. Hope you’re sitting comfortably, one hour with Frantz Saintellemy, the President and COO of LeddarTech, coming at you from Québec, Canada, begins now.
59:25
July 24, 2020
#158-Ryan Shaw, Ryan Shaw Tech
If you have even a passing interest in Teslas — including and especially their recently-released Model Y, which I call “the most important vehicle since Henry Ford’s Model T some 112 years ago — then chances are you know Ryan Shaw and love his deeply informative, highly objective and sincere videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfv7-e6_6ZhvDL9-7Yw5OVA I’ve come to admire Ryan because, like me, he’s undeniably a fan of Tesla and Elon Musk, while at the same time keeping his enthusiasm and support in check: while he has no reservations about gushing his praise for their vehicles and technology generally, he’s quick to enumerate all faults, critiques, and criticisms as appropriate. Just before the COVID-mandated shut down of Tesla’s Fremont factory went into effect back in March, Ryan and I were in the queue for our respective Model Y orders; it was a patient game of waiting to see who would take delivery first, a game that he won after a clever last minute order configuration change. Since then, he’s produced numerous videos highlighting his experiences with his Model Y — the good as well as the decidedly not-so-good — so if you haven’t yet discovered Ryan’s YouTube channel with a whopping 30,000 subscribers nearly, then you’d do well to do so. After a few months of back-and-forth Twitter exchanges with Ryan, it occurred to me to just invite him to my podcast so we could share our thoughts and experiences on the Model Y generally, while also diving into a great conversation on Tesla’s anticipated robot-taxi fleet and all things autonomous vehicles generally. It’s a wonderful conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it very much. Meanwhile, please be sure to check out Ryan’s YouTube channel, and follow him on Twitter at @RyanShawTech.
56:06
July 10, 2020
#157-Amazon buys Zoox; Nvidia & Mercedes; Volvo & Waymo
Boom! Amazon buys Zoox for $1.2B; Nvidia and Mercedes partner up for AV tech in Mercedes vehicles from 2024; and Volvo and Waymo partner up, with Volvo getting lidar kit from Luminar.
24:53
June 27, 2020
#156-Dmitry Shevelenko-Tortoise
Dmitry is the Founder & President of Tortoise, an autonomous/teleoperation e-scooter company.
59:24
June 16, 2020
#155-James Wu, DeepMap.ai
Dr. James Wu Dr. James Wu is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at DeepMap. Prior to founding DeepMap, James built his career at Baidu, Apple, and Google. At Baidu, James served as Principal Architect for the self-driving team. At Google, James was a core member of Google Earth and Google Maps team. James earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and his BS in Computer Science from Tianjin University. About DeepMap DeepMap is accelerating safe autonomy by providing the world’s best autonomous mapping solutions. We deliver the technology necessary for self-driving vehicles to navigate in a complex and unpredictable environment. We address three important elements: precise high-definition mapping, ultra-accurate real-time localization, and the serving infrastructure to support massive global scaling.  Without a human driver, self-driving cars will have to rely on maps with real-time localization to constantly update changes (such as road conditions, accidents, construction, and more). For cars to be able to maneuver autonomously, they must be aware of all conditions around them. DeepMap is solving this challenge by providing accurate and efficient prior knowledge of the world. Collectively, the founders and employees of DeepMap have built mapping technologies in use by tens of millions of people daily (including Google Maps and Apple Maps). The company’s technical advisory board includes former Google, Uber, and Apple visionaries Brian McClendon and Jaron Waldman, as well as Dr. Leonidas Guibas, a prominent Stanford University professor, and Herman Kaess, former CEO of Bosch Korea. In May 2020, DeepMap was named a “Cool Vendor in Autonomous Systems" by Gartner.
1:12:30
June 12, 2020
#154-Amazon Prime's "Upload," and my thoughts on their trolley paradox solution
Amazon Prime recently launched a (ridiculous) new show called Upload. The first 15 minutes show a passable take on an AV future in which the lead character's AV is hacked and he crashes and dies and goes to (virtual) heaven. There's a subtle, implicit reference to the trolley paradox, and a suggested solution to simply "prioritize" your AV according to your preferences, e.g., to prioritize pedestrians over other cars. This is a rambling, stream of conscious discussion in which I try to unpack and destroy this admittedly clever but deeply troubling approach. 
19:11
June 5, 2020
#153-GM Ultra Cruise; Self-Driving Scooters; Improved Regulation for Delivery Bots
1. GM Ultra Cruise: GM's current semi-autonomous driving tech, Super Cruise, uses onboard HD maps for certain freeways to enable hands-free driving on those freeways that are mapped. Now, GM is planning to expand this tech city streets with so-called Ultra Cruise. 2. E-Scooters are going autonomous as Go X borrows Tortoise's self-driving scooter retrofit kit to shuttle scooters autonomous to passengers and then to parking spots. 3. Delivery bots like Nuro's R2 desperately need better (and more permissive) regulation.
30:55
May 22, 2020
#152-Andy Schaudt, Program Director, Automated Vehicle Systems, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Today we speak with Andy Schaudt, Program Director at the Automated Vehicle Systems group at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.5
49:47
May 15, 2020
#151-Zoox for sale; Voyage + FCA; Intel + Moovit
Today we discuss Zoox up for sale (and I predict VW grabs them up); Voyage and FCA partner up; Intel brings in Moovit to join Mobileye. 
18:55
May 12, 2020
#150-Ford delays AV launch to 2022; GM's Maven shuts down; Audi releases A2D2
Today, Ford delays their autonomous vehicle launch to 2022 due to COVID-19; GM’s Maven shuts down; and Audi releases A2D2, their autonomous vehicle training data set.
14:35
April 29, 2020
#149-Leanid Tsurankou, Qibus
A fantastic, nearly 1-hour long conversation with Leanid Tsurankou, founder & CEO of Qibus (website), a teleoperation startup.
58:30
April 24, 2020
#148-Martin Adler, PhD & Nick Reed, PhD on COVID's impact on the autonomous vehicle industry
Today's #podcast episode, Ep148, is live! A fantastic episode with Hoag+Co. partner Martin Adler, PhD and associate Nick Reed, PhD (btw, search YouTube for his TEDx talk on autonomous cars!) coming at us from Amsterdam and Oxford, respectively, as we discuss the impact of #COVID on the #AutonomousVehicle industry. Have a listen now, and catch up with the last few episodes that I forgot to share! #covid19 #autonomousvehicles #autonomouscars #mobility #driverlesscars #tesla #selfdrivingcars #deliveryrobots #autonomousdelivery #covid_19 #coronavirus
43:12
April 17, 2020
#147-AV design woes; BMW and AV design; COVID's impact on Voyage
We address the question why AVs all look like bread loaves; BMW's approach to AV design; and further discussion on COVID's impact on AV, in this case, looking at Voyage.
16:53
April 15, 2020
#146-Covid's impact on delivery and ride sharing; testing; and regulation
#146-Covid's impact on delivery, testing, and regulation @hoagandco @autonomoushoag hoagandco.com
17:24
April 10, 2020
#145-Special: COVID-19
A few thoughts that came to my mind a few days ago. I put them to paper, and now I'm putting them to video, too. In light of the unthinkable global threat of #COVID19 (#coronavirus), and the recent turn for the worse in my home country of the USA, here's a bit of optimistic "historical patriotism" to offer some global hope and inspiration.
07:09
March 27, 2020
#144-Tal Cohen, Drive TLV
A fascinating conversation with Tal Cohen of Drive TLV, a Tel Aviv-based tech accelerator focusing on all things automotive, autonomous vehicles, and mobility.  @hoagandco | hoagandco.com @autonomoushoag YouTube.com/AutonomousCarsWithMarcHoag
33:51
March 24, 2020
#143-Allison Kender, Transportation Research Center, Inc.
A really great conversation with Allison Kender on all things passive safety -- crash structure, crash testing, etc -- and how it relates to, and needs to change, in anticipation of future autonomous vehicle  designs. @hoagandco | hoagandco.com @autonomoushoag YouTube.com/AutonomousCarsWithMarcHoag
39:09
March 21, 2020
#142-Oscar Slotosch, Validas
A fantastic conversation with the co-founder & co-CEO of Munich-based tool qualification company Validas AG (http://validas.de) Oscar Slotosch. hoagandco.com | @hoagandco | @autonomoushoag | YouTube.com/AutonomousCarsWithMarcHoag
49:32
March 14, 2020
#141-Paul Newman, Oxbotica
A fantastic conversation with the founder of UK-based Oxbotica (oxbotica.com) and their hardware/software AV platform. @hoagandco hoagandco.com @autonomoushoag YouTube.com/autonomouscarswithmarchoag
48:43
March 10, 2020
#140-SPECIAL: Jason Levine, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety, Washington DC
Today, a very special episode, as I'm joined by Washington DC-based Center for Auto Safety (https://www.autosafety.org and @Ctr4AutoSafety) Executive Director Jason Levine (@jasonklevine)! Take the world's largest survey on the consumer acceptance of autonomous vehicles, here! @hoagandco @autonomoushoag
47:29
March 6, 2020
#139-Zoox; DUI for phone use; Lyft Level 5
Today, we discuss what Zoox has been up to (and their recent fundraising); I wonder whether you should get a DUI for using your phone in your car (yes, yes you should); and we chat a bit about what Lyft has been up to with their AV initiatives. Take the world's largest survey on the consumer acceptance of autonomous vehicles, here! @hoagandco @autonomoushoag
19:54
March 3, 2020
#138-Toyota's $400M into Pony.ai; Tesla's Autopilot; Cruise gets permission to shuttle around passengers
Today, we discuss Toyota's investment into Pony. ai; Tesla's Autopilot issues -- or lack thereof? -- and Cruise's permission to test on California's roads with passengers.
23:09
February 26, 2020
#137-The five questions of AVs; Outsight.tech's skin-detecting sensor; Aurora gets CPUC permit in CA
Today: The how-what-where-when-and-why question about AVs; Outsight.tech and its impressive spectrometer-like skin-detecting sensor; and Aurora gets a permit to test AVs with actual human passengers in CA. Take our AV consumer acceptance survey at hoagandco.com! Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at YouTube.com/autonomouscarswithmarchoag Follow me on all social media at @autonomoushoag & @hoagandco
21:03
February 22, 2020
#136-Ground penetrating radar; Tesla's 6 year head-start; Tesla's car sharing model
Today, I talk about WaveSense's impressive ground penetrating radar, along with two back-to-back segments on Tesla's astonishing lead in the consumer (semi-)autonomous-and-electric vehicle space. Take our AV consumer acceptance survey at hoagandco.com! Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at YouTube.com/autonomouscarswithmarchoag  Follow me on all social media at @autonomoushoag & @hoagandco
17:42
February 18, 2020
#135-Valentines Special: 3 years with our GLC300; insurance in an AV world; Uber resumes AV testing
Today marks the final day of our 3 year lease of a euro-delivery GLC300, our first foray into a semi-AV future; I discuss a surprising potential twist in the future of the insurance industry in an AV world; and uber resumes testing its AVs on the hilly streets of San Francisco. hoagandco.com @hoagandco @autonomoushoag
25:29
February 14, 2020
#134-House AV hearing; GM's $2.2B AEV plant; Nuro's AV delivery bot
Episode 134: There's another hearing about federal AV regulation going on today in DC; GM's just launched a new $2.2B AV / EV -- that's AEV -- manufacturing plant in Detroit; and the first federally approved AV just hit the streets. - Please be sure to leave me 5 stars on Apple Podcasts - Click here to take the largest consumer acceptance survey on autonomous vehicles: https://forms.gle/vaC3cTze5Zq2QWPQA - Be sure to visit Hoag+Co. for all your AV/mobility consulting needs
17:01
February 11, 2020
#133-Cruise Origin [VIDEO EPISODE]
My first ever video podcast, today's episode is all about my thoughts on the Cruise Origin reveal party a few weeks ago in San Francisco. Watch it here (https://youtu.be/gTq-IX7_Ntw) and please be sure to subscribe to my channel while you're there! Want to take the world's largest survey on consumer acceptance of autonomous vehicles? Head over to http://hoagandco.com and click the banner at the top!
21:11
February 7, 2020
#132-SEASON 5 PREMIERE: CES 2020 with Hoag+Co. partners Felix Dohmeier & Martin Adler
Kicking off the 2020s is today's special episode, the Season 5 Premiere, in which I'm joined by my founding partners at Hoag+Co. Felix Dohmeier and Martin Adler to discuss this year's CES 2020. hoagandco.com  twitter.com/autonomoushoag twitter.com/hoagandco fb.com/autonomoushoag fb.com/hoagandco
59:31
February 4, 2020
#131-SEASON 4 FINALE: The 2020s
Today I wrap up not just Season 4, but also the year, and indeed, the decade. And to do so, here's a sort of stream of consciousness monologue on where we're headed in 2020, and what's beyond as we welcome in "the Screaming 20s." Check out our new autonomous vehicle and urban consulting consulting firm Hoag+Co. at hoagandco.com and on all social media @hoagandco Follow me at @AutonomousHoag and be sure to please leave me 5 stars on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy this podcast.
28:16
December 20, 2019
#130-Bob Leigh, RTI
Today I'm joined by Bob Leigh of RTI, to learn all about their work developing uniquely versatile framework that enables others to build connectivity solutions both within and external to a vehicle, for example, V2V and V2X applications.
37:19
December 13, 2019
#129-SPECIAL: My thoughts on the Tesla Cybertruck
A special episode on the Tesla Cybertruck. Check out our new autonomous vehicle and urban consulting consulting firm Hoag+Co. at hoagandco.com and on all social media @hoagandco Follow me at @AutonomousHoag and be sure to please leave me 5 stars on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy this podcast.
26:15
November 26, 2019
#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.
42:28
November 23, 2019
#127: Alex Thibault, Vulog: Empowering ride sharing platforms around the world
Episode 127: I'm joined by Alex Thibault from Vulog who shares with me Vulog's big announcement from the LA auto show. www.hoagandco.com podcast.marchoag.com @AutonomousHoag @hoagandco
39:24
November 19, 2019
#126-The Safety Episode: New EU regulations; Driving Tests for AVs; The Paradox of Safety
Today has accidentally turned out to be "The Safety Episode" in which I discuss new EU regulations for automobile safety that go into effect in mid-2022; a proposed set of tests and standards for AVs; and the fascinating "safety paradox." Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like me on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
19:40
November 13, 2019
#125-Munich, Matrickz, and more; my accidental review of the Volvo XC60; Korea's ambitious AV (and EV) plans
Today, Episode 125: I talk a bit about my time in Munich (and, you can watch these videos: (1) Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving; and (2) Autonomous Vehicle Safety, Law, and Economics); I accidentally get to review the (spectacular) new Volvo XC60; and I am utterly blown away by Korea's recently announced AV initiatives for the 2020s (and pissed at Toyota). All this, right now.... Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like me on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
29:13
November 9, 2019
#124-Raz Peleg, AdaSky - FLIR for Autonomous Vehicles
A fascinating conversation with Raz Peleg, Sales Director at AdaSky, on their IR camera for autonomous vehicles. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
33:18
October 22, 2019
#123-SPECIAL EVENT: Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel, Mountain View, CA, Monday, October 14, 2019
On Monday I was invited to attend the 5th annual Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, courtesy of Charlie Vogelheim (The Flying Car) and Scott Fosgard (FosgardPR). I'll share some of the highlights from the all-day presentation, as well as four exclusive interviews from members of Velodyne, Nvidia, Ridecell, and Wavyn. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
23:25
October 18, 2019
#122-Florian Petit, Blickfeld - MEMS lidar
Today I'm thrilled to invite to the show Florian Petit, the Founder & CEO of Blickfeld, makers of MEMS lidar systems.  ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
35:58
October 15, 2019
#121-Jordan Beal, founder Beal Real Estate, on AVs' impact on real estate
Jordan Beal joins me for a fantastic discussion on the impact on the real estate market by autonomous vehicles in the coming decades. Be sure to check out Beal Real Estate. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
31:15
October 12, 2019
#120-Apple AV spotted? Pedestrian detection systems are no good; Oxbotica and Addison Lee; AV Computing Consortium launches
Today: I may have spotted an Apple autonomous test vehicle; pedestrian systems are no good (and why I'm pushing for standards and regulations); Oxbotica and Addison Lee ready AV testing in London in 2020 (with possible deployment for passengers in 2021); and big players in the AV space launch the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
22:28
October 8, 2019
#119-City parking; Silicon Valley's distaste for AVs; self-flying cars
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. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
33:58
October 4, 2019
#118-I tried Enhanced Summon; AdaSky rolls out FLIR; I complain about a survey
My first test with Tesla Enhanced Summon; AdaSky deploys an infrared sensor; I complain about a survey, and explain why I care. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
19:20
October 1, 2019
#117-Ford Argo.ai moves to Austin; long range lidar; Tesla v.10
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. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
23:46
September 27, 2019
#116-Aptiv & Hyundai partner up; DOT drops $60M on AV testing; Audi studies emotional response to AVs from around the world
Today: Aptiv and Hyundai partner up for a $4B joint venture; the US Department of Transportation drops several grants of $7.5M across various AV projects around the country; and Audi gauges interest in AVs from around the world. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
31:14
September 24, 2019
#115-Tesla gets smarter; Mercedes quits gasoline engines; somebody writes something stupid
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. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
20:45
September 20, 2019
#114-2020s will mirror the 1920s; AVs destined to fail? Outsight's 3D camera
Episode 114: It looks like the 2020s will mirror the 1920s as people welcome AVs with fear, trepidation, and anger; are AVs destined to fail? And, Outsight's 3D camera can do some pretty magical things, like distinguish as between a plastic mannequin and a real person, and see ice on the road. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
22:58
September 18, 2019
#113-AVs on real estate; AVs for the hyper-rich? Tesla Hardware v3.0 starts to roll out
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!  ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
32:25
September 13, 2019
#112-Ford deals with bugs; Japan readies AVs for the Olympics; Didi Chuxing deploys AV ridesharing
Today: Ford develops a system to remove splattered bugs from its autonomous vehicle sensors and cameras; Japan set to release 100 AVs shuttling people around the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo; and China's Didi Chuxing prepares to deploy Level 4 ridesharing in Shangahi. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
18:03
September 10, 2019
#111-Apple testing AV without lidar? TomTom doing HD maps; Feds pissed at Tesla again
Today, Episode #111: 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. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
21:25
September 6, 2019
#110-Training AVs with local customs; Optimus Ride rolls out; AV renaissance in Detroit and Pittsburgh?
Today: When in Rome... so how do you train AVs to blend in with the driving customs around the world? Optimus Ride rolls out in Boston and seems to be playing the right strategy. And, it looks like the AV revolution may indeed bring about a much-needed renaissance in Detroit and Pittsburgh. ALSO: My full 19-minute Tesla Model 3 review is live; watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
19:21
September 3, 2019
#109 - AVs in LA; Sidewalk cages; Lidar is a crutch
#109 - 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.
21:48
August 30, 2019
#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. Also, if you'd like to read the article that underpins this episode, head over to Medium.com/@MarcHoag and look for "The FAVA: Federal Autonomous Vehicle Administration."
32:56
August 27, 2019
#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. From the technology, to the societal impacts, and everything in between, it's the perfect way to wrap up what's been by far the greatest season yet, while offering a glimpse into an amazing 4th season ahead which will pick up some time in July or August 2019. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel!   Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com  Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag  Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag  Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag  Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
49:18
May 17, 2019
#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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel!   Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com  Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag  Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag  Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag  Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
47:33
May 14, 2019
#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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
49:31
May 10, 2019
#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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel!   Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com  Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag  Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag  Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag  Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
34:30
May 7, 2019
#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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
24:21
May 3, 2019
#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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel!   Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com  Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag  Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag  Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag  Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
35:42
April 30, 2019
#101 - Interview with 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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
42:14
April 26, 2019
#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. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
34:46
April 23, 2019
#99 - Apple sourcing AV sensors; EU mandates ADAS by 2021; GM's Cruise Automation hits road bumps
Today, on the eve of our 100th episode(!), we discuss Apple's ongoing work with its autonomous vehicle Project Titan; the EU mandates 11 ADAS systems for all new cars from 2021; and GM's Cruise Automation may miss their promised 2020 deployment of its first truly Level 5 robotaxis with no steering wheels, but honestly, it doesn't matter; alternatively, here's how they can still make that deadline. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
24:05
April 19, 2019
Ep 98: INTERVIEW: Jeff Everson, Ph.D., one of the earliest pioneers of ADAS
Thrilled to share with you today our special guest Jeff Everson, Ph.D., one of the founders of ADAS, who pioneered research in the field in the 1990s. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
42:13
April 16, 2019
Notre Dame: A few words / quelques mots
EN: For the French, losing Notre Dame would be like losing the White House or the US Capitol here: it isn't just a cultural icon admired by humanity around the world, it's a physical manifestation of the very fabric of France and all her history. FR: Pour les français, perdre Notre Dame c'est comme perdre le White House ou le US Capitol: c'est pas simplement une icône culturelle qui est admirée par humanité autour du monde, c'est un manifestation physique du tissu vrai de la france et toute sa histoire.
01:20
April 15, 2019
Ep 97: INTERVIEW: Abdo Mahmoud, Senior Product Manager Affectiva, on Driver Monitoring Systems
I'm pleased to have as our special guest today Abdo Mahmoud, Senior Product Manager at Affectiva, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company developing an incredibly powerful driver (and passenger) monitoring system for L3 and L4 cars. Have a listen! ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
33:04
April 12, 2019
EP 96: Driver monitoring systems need to be mandatory; China builds AV-only freeway; what AVs can learn from elevators
Today, I suggest that semi-autonomous vehicles like Tesla could make people more careless, thereby reinforcing the need for driver monitoring systems sooner rather than later; China readies a 100 km (62 mi) freeway with AV-only lanes; and we discuss what autonomous vehicle makers can learn from elevators. Yes, elevators. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
22:45
April 9, 2019
Ep 95: INTERVIEW: Rudy Burger, Founder & Managing Partner, Woodside Capital Partners
I'm immensely honored to welcome to our show Rudy Burger (Twitter; LinkedIn), the founder and managing partner of Silicon Valley venture firm Woodside Capital Partners. With an absolutely astonishing academic pedigree spanning Yale to Cambridge including a PhD in Digital Imaging; numerous companies under his belt, including a stint as VP at Xerox, he also founded the MIT Media Lab's Europe branch. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the next 40 minutes with Rudy Burger. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Sponsorships: on for this episode
44:04
April 5, 2019
Ep 94: INTERVIEW: My interview on German podcast "Autonomes Fahren" with Matthias Jortzik
I was hugely honored to be invited by Matthias Jortzik to join him as a special guest on his podcast, "Autonomes Fahren," literally, "Autonomous Driving." Based in Germany, Matthias is an electrical engineer who produces this podcast for his German-speaking audience; so this may end up becoming the first time I'm dubbed over in a foreign language! Have a listen as a dive into a fascinating 30 minute discussion on all things AVF ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
33:23
April 2, 2019
Ep 93: INTERVIEW: Dr. Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D., collision reconstruction expert, Part 2/2
So we've got yet another special guest for today's special 1-hour(!) two-part episode -- the first part of which aired on Tuesday -- Dr. Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D., a collision reconstruction expert with DJS Associates. Given Justin's work on high-profile collisions involving Teslas and other semi-autonomous vehicles, we decided to dive into a fascinating 30 minute discussion that managed to explode into a whopping 1-hour conversation touching on just about every issue imaginable regarding autonomous vehicles; hence my decision to split the conversation into two parts. So sit back, relax, the conclusion of my conversation with Dr. Schorr begins now.... ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
31:02
March 29, 2019
Ep 92: INTERVIEW: Dr. Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D., collision reconstruction expert, Part 1/2
So we've got yet another special guest for today's special 1-hour(!) two-part episode -- the second part of which will air Friday -- Dr. Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D., a collision reconstruction expert with DJS Associates. Given Justin's work on high-profile collisions involving Teslas and other semi-autonomous vehicles, we decided to dive into a fascinating 30 minute discussion that managed to explode into a whopping 1-hour conversation touching on just about every issue imaginable regarding autonomous vehicles; hence my decision to split the conversation into two parts. So sit back, relax, the first 30 minutes with Dr. Schorr begins now.... ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
32:36
March 26, 2019
Ep 91: INTERVIEW: AEye President, Blair LaCorte
Another day, another interview, this time, with none other than AEye President Blair LaCorte, as we talk all about the "biomimicry"  magic that is AEye. What AEye are doing is a fusion of lidar and camera vision to merge 2D and 3D, and in so doing, to enable real-time focusing and only the things that matter, to essentially empower autonomous vehicles with a sort of "visual cortex" like the human brain. Otherwise, it would take at least 25 years to exceed human-powered vision. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
39:55
March 22, 2019
Ep 90: INTERVIEW: Renovo CEO Christopher Heiser
Wow, we're really on a roll with guest interviews! Today, it's Renovo CEO Christopher Heiser as we talk all about the autonomous vehicle OS that is Renovo, and much more besides. So sit down, get comfortable, for a fantastic 30 minute interview with Christopher Heiser, CEO of Renovo. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
36:00
March 19, 2019
Ep 89: Japan to allow cell phone use on L3 cars; proposal for new AV levels; Waymo sells its lidar kit
Today: Japan is laying the foundation to prepare for Level 3+ autonomous vehicles in 2020 by letting drivers-not-driving to use their cell phones. Meanwhile, a new proposal for the various levels of autonomy -- currently SAE's five levels -- imagines a rather binary solution, i.e., a car either is or isn't autonomous. And, Waymo starts selling its adorably named "Laser Bear Honeycomb" lidar to third parties. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
16:02
March 12, 2019
EP 88: INTERVIEW: Ro Gupta, CEO/Founder of Carmera on Toyota partnership, HD mapping
Today I'm thrilled to have on the show Ro Gupta, CEO & Founder of Carmera, maker of autonomous vehicle real time HD mapping software. Following Carmera's recent partnership with Toyota, I had the chance to talk with Ro about his background; what Carmera is up to; his thoughts on fellow HD mapping company HERE Technologies; and more besides. ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
34:05
March 8, 2019
Ep 87: VW claims AV costs not worth it; Pittsburgh to become AV epicenter; my rant on Tesla's "full self-driving capability" claim
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." ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
27:44
March 5, 2019
Ep 86: INTERVIEW: Matthew Gibb, Chairman, The NEXT Education, on AV connectivity; 5G; and more!
A very special episode today as we welcome to the show Matthew Gibb, Chairman of The NEXT Education (@The_NEXT_Ed), to discuss connectivity in an autonomous vehicle world, including 5G; geo-fenced deployment; and much more besides! With a fascinating background spanning law, government, and the telecomms industry, this is an interview you absolutely don't want to miss! ALSO: My full 19-minute review of the Tesla Model 3 with Enhanced Autopilot is now live! Watch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to my new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
34:11
March 1, 2019
Ep 85: 1 YEAR OF ACMH! (1) AEB systems are not equal; (2) Singapore fast tracks AVs; (3) What AVs can learn from Lion Air crash
1 YEAR OF ACMH! Today: (1) BMW X1's emergency braking sucks; (2) Singapore fast tracks AVs for elderly; (3) What AVs can learn from the Lion Air crash ALSO: CATCH THE TRAILER FOR TOMORROW'S 1 YEAR SPECIAL! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
17:25
February 26, 2019
Ep 84: California autobahns for AVs; a new way to deploy AVs; Elon Musk's claim for full self driving this year
A new proposal for adding autobahn-type lanes to California freeways could be the ticket to fast track AVs and EVs; are we going about AV deployment all wrong; and, we discuss Elon Musk's bold claim that Tesla will be "feature complete full self driving" by the end of 2019, and that you'll be able to go to sleep and wake up at your destination by end of 2020. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
17:55
February 22, 2019
Ep 83: Predictive vision for AVs; Future of insurance; Ford & VW to partner up?
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
18:35
February 19, 2019
Ep 82: My solution for AV traffic problems; infrastructure upgrades to expedite AV deployment; when WILL we see L5 AVs, anyway?
I share my solution for autonomous vehicles' traffic woes; we discuss infrastructure upgrades to help expedite AV deployment; and I share my thoughts on when, exactly, we'll actually have fully autonomous Level 5 cars. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
29:39
February 12, 2019
Ep 81: Air traffic control for cars; Amazon invests in AV startup; how will 5G be deployed?
The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) has an idea to help lower AV testing costs by utilizing remote human operators; Amazon finally invests in an autonomous vehicle startup; given 5G's limited range, how will it be deployed to benefit AVs without coverage dead zones? (Spoiler alert: I don't know!) Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
12:36
February 8, 2019
Ep 80: Car sharing to be fast-tracked by Hollywood; AV task force; AVs to be mandated by ADA
Today, Episode 80! Can Hollywood bring about the cultural shift to wean people off of privately owned cars and into shared cars? Does a New Jersey autonomous vehicle "task force" represent the first glimmer of my proposed FAVA "Federal Autonomous Vehicle Administration?" And finally, I suggest that autonomous vehicles will eventually be mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
24:48
February 5, 2019
Ep 79, SPECIAL: I join two other attorneys on their podcast to discuss legal standards for AVs
I was invited by TuckerEllis, LLP (@TuckerEllis) to join two of their attorneys on their podcast "Driverless" (@_Driverless), in which we deep dive into a broad discussion on various legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, including a fascinating focus on the legal standards to which autonomous cars should be held when things inevitably go wrong. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
48:15
February 1, 2019
QUESTION: Should I split tomorrow's 45 minute episode into two parts?
If you remember, I was invited to be a guest on the podcast of the law firm TuckerEllis LLP in which we discussed, above all, the standard of care to which autonomous cars should be held in an autonomous future. That episode ended up clocking in at a whopping 45 minutes in length, so I'm running a poll on Twitter to get a sense for whether you'd like me to release it as one large episode tomorrow (Friday, Feb 1) or to split it into two parts, with Part II airing next Tuesday (Feb 5). Let me know by casting your vote now on Twitter @AutonomousHoag!
01:16
January 31, 2019
Ep 78: Florida to test AVs without test drivers; 905nm vs 1550nm lidar; Tesla driver falls asleep
Today, Episode 78! Florida mulls autonomous vehicle testing without test drivers; we do a mini deep dive into the different flavors of lidar -- 950nm vs 1550nm -- and another idiot sleeps in their Tesla. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ adoTeasily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !Toda
15:46
January 29, 2019
Ep 77: German AV consortium; I just did MIT's trolly paradox experiment; here's what Apple's up to
Today: (1) We discuss the AV consortium being assembled amongst the German automakers to help share development costs (but really to cover their asses); (2) I did MIT's trolly paradox experiment and share my results with you; (3) Apple just slashed 200 jobs from their Project Titan autonomous car project, and I think I just figured out what they're up to. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
16:27
January 25, 2019
Ep 76: AVs for elderly & disabled mobility; listener Q&A; autonomous scooters
We discuss a deeply moving and inspiring email from a listener pushing for autonomous vehicles for people with disabilities; I respond to another listener's questions; and we talk about autonomous scooters. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
25:35
January 22, 2019
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, EP 75: CES 2019!
The good folks over at HERE Technologies (Twitter; Facebook) invited me to join them in Las Vegas for CES 2019 and help moderate a few days of talks and conduct a few interviews. This is my account of CES 2019 generally; some exclusive interviews with various AV companies at CES including Innoviz CEO Omer Keilaf; and an insider look at what HERE Technologies are up to with their open and neutral platform of self-healing, realtime HD maps. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag  Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/autonomoushoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
41:38
January 18, 2019
MEET ME AT CES 2019 NEXT WEEK!
The good folks over at HERE Technologies have invited me to join them at CES 2019 next week in Las Vegas! I'll be there Monday through Thursday, so if you'll be there and if you'd like to meet up, let's do it! Just schedule a 15- or 30-minute block of time with this link (https://calendly.com/autonomoushoag) and I'll see you then! Cheers! 
00:51
January 3, 2019
Ep 74: SEASON 2 FINALE! -- Listener QA; FAA for AVs; Tesla driver falls asleep
Today, Episode 74, THE SEASON 2 FINALE! Today: I make a few announcements; I answer some listener-submitted questions; we discuss whether autonomous vehicles will eventually need a government body like the FAA/ICAO/IATA for aviation; and, we talk about the Tesla driver who fell asleep, and why it's such an incredibly strong validation for a future of autonomous vehicles.
24:13
December 14, 2018
Ep 73: Teslas go door-to-door without human input; VW & Ford; the transition to AVs
Today, Episode 73! Teslas will soon get you door-to-door with no human intervention at all; Ford & VW partner up on AV tech; and we talk about the transition from human-driven to autonomous cars in the coming decades. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
18:01
December 12, 2018
Ep 72: The optimal strategy to roll out AVs; Waymo launches world's first AV taxi; Uber strikes back
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). Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
24:44
December 7, 2018
Ep 71: Should governments slow AV deployment; US Fed relaxes regulations; AV endgame is boring
Today, Episode 71: Should governments around the world slow the deployment of autonomous vehicles to help save jobs; The US government relaxes regulations on AV deployment; the end game of autonomous cars is boring. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
27:21
December 4, 2018
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
14:03
November 30, 2018
Ep 69: INTERVIEW: Martin Adler, PhD
Today, thrilled to have Martin Adler, PhD, join us from Amsterdam, on an incredibly fascinating interview that was meant to go just 15-20 minutes, but instead ended up going nearly half an hour long! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
31:10
November 27, 2018
Ep 68: A special UK special edition! British startup Wayve; who's testing where in the UK; FiveAI
Today, a very special UK special edition! We discuss Wayve's machine learning algorithms designed to let cars better learn their environments; we get an overview of who's testing what, where, throughout the UK (hint -- there's a lot!); and, we look at FiveAI's plan to test in London in 2019. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
20:03
November 20, 2018
Ep 67: Steering wheel or no steering wheel? China gets its first solid state LiDAR AV; so does BMW
Today! We discuss whether you'd be more comfortable getting into a fully autonomous car (read: driverless; no human backup driver) that had the usual steering wheel, pedals, and shifter, or whether you'd be prefer something that looked truly unique and different, without such driver inputs; China launches the world's first solid state lidar-equipped AV; and BMW readies its own solid state lidar-equipped cars with Innoviz. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Like us on Facebook: http://fb.com/autonomoushoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
24:45
November 16, 2018
Ep 66: SPECIAL: Insider tour of HERE Technologies' Berkeley, CA garage offices!
Last week I had the great privilege to be invited to a special, invite-only media event at HERE Technologies' garage offices in Berkeley, CA, to learn everything about their "self healing HD maps." Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
18:18
November 13, 2018
Ep 65: SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW: Elaina Farnsworth, CEO The NEXT Education
Today, Episode 65: Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of The NEXT Education (thenexted.com), on her mission to educate and empower the world's talent for this new era of autonomous and connected mobility. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
27:12
November 9, 2018
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
16:19
November 6, 2018
Ep 63: Waymo goes truly driverless in Califoria; Volvo & Baidu buddy up; Tesla Summon, FaradayFail
Waymo gets approval to test its autonomous cars without backup drivers in California; Volvo & Baidu team up to work on L4 autonomous taxis in China; Tesla readies Summon, while Faraday Future becomes Faraday Failure. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
20:20
November 1, 2018
Ep 62: More trolly paradoxes; Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot; countries' preparedness for AVs
We'll discuss why the trolly paradox isn't a real issue after all, or at least, why it shouldn't be; Tesla's Autopilot V9.0 with Navigate on Autopilot is a game changer; and we look at countries' preparedness for an autonomous future round the world. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
24:51
October 30, 2018
Ep 61: The Trolly Paradox, again; GM's Cruise Automation can't see pedestrians; VW's strategy
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
30:09
October 26, 2018
Ep 60: AVs to replace London cabbies by 2021; Lyft gets autonomous; Apple's Peloton concept
Today, Episode 60! Autonomous taxis start replacing beloved London cabbies by 2021; Lyft pushes ahead with its Level 5 autonomous Fords; and, Apple submits another AV patent, this time, for a peloton -- autonomous platooning -- concept. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
18:07
October 23, 2018
Ep 59: Tesla removes "fully self driving" on order form; the Apple Car; 6 cities' approach to AVs
Today, Episode 59: Tesla (Elon Musk, really) has just removed the rather confusing "fully self driving" functionality option on Tesla cars' order forms; we learn a few bit of details -- without much detail, honestly -- about the Apple Car; and I discuss an interesting article on how six US cities are preparing for the AV car revolution. All this, right now! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
19:11
October 19, 2018
Ep 58: Volvo & Nvidia; self-driving cars will make us fatter; Waymo readies revenue service
Today, Episode 58! Volvo and Nvidia partner up for improved autonomy in Volvo's early 2020 vehicles; self driving cars pose a serious health risk; and, Waymo racks up 10 million miles of on-road tests (and 7 billion simulated miles!) and prepares for its first revenue autonomous taxi service. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
22:31
October 16, 2018
Ep 57: SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW: Dan Piatkowski from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
TODAY! Thrilled and honored to have special guest Dan Piatkowski join me on the show! Dan's the Assistant Professor of Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and we'll be discussing his article (discussed in the second segment of the previous episode) suggesting that autonomous vehicles and pedestrian-friendly cities may be mutually exclusive goals; that we can have perhaps just one or the other, but not both.
25:05
October 12, 2018
Ep 56: Feds embrace AVs; AVs to impede ped-only zones; Cruise Automation gets $2.75B 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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
17:59
October 9, 2018
We’ll be back next week! Sorry!
We'll be back soon... like, next week! Sorry!
00:36
October 3, 2018
Ep 55: BMW's autonomous motorcycle; the best route for autonomous trucking; Waymo's milestones
Today! We talk about BMW's autonomous motorcycle; the best commercial trucking routes for autonomous trucking; and, we take a step back to look at 9 years of Waymo's biggest milestones. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
18:51
September 21, 2018
Ep 54: AVs cheaper, safer, boringer; Volvo's EV AV truck; Tesla's cross-country Autopilot road trip and BMW iNEXT
Episode 54: Companies are deploying AVs at a faster and faster pace, but are we going to see safer, cheaper, and boringer? Volvo unveils it's all-electric autonomous truck without a cab; and, Tesla whets our appetite for its fully autonomous cross-country drive with Autopilot 10 alpha, while BMW unveils its iNEXT EV, a concept car slated for 2021 that looks like a buck-toothed rhinoceros with its head transplanted onto a sledgehammer. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
17:46
September 18, 2018
Ep 53: Uber invests $150M into AVs in Toronto; VW pushes for AV standardizations; my rant against articles against AVs
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
31:40
September 14, 2018
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
20:12
September 11, 2018
Ep 51: FCA invests $30M into AV test facility; consumers not ready for Level 5 cars; Audi's releases an Aicon
Today, Episode 51! FCA gets serious about AVs with a $30M investment in an AV test facility; for the first time in history, technological development seems to be outpacing consumer demand as people get less comfortable with Level 5 full autonomy rather than more comfortable; and, Audi prepares the world for its Aicon autonomous test fleet. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
20:15
September 7, 2018
Ep 50: Germany takes on Tesla; Universal Basic Mobility; an Apple crashes
Today, Episode 50! What a milestone! Germany takes on Tesla; should Universal Mobility be a thing, and if so, how; an Apple gets into a bit of a mess. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
26:19
September 5, 2018
Ep 49: Waymo annoys locals; industries disrupted by autonomous cars; China gets serious about EVs and AVs in the US
Today, Episode 49! Waymo's autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans annoy the locals in Chandler, Arizona; we discuss five industries sure to be disrupted (or invented altogether) by autonomous cars; and, China gets very serious about autonomous electric cars in the US. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
20:50
August 31, 2018
Ep 48: VW's $4B vw.OS investment; AVs destroy (and create) jobs; Toyota invests $500M into Uber
Today, Episode 48! VW invests $4B into its new vw.OS mobility platform; autonomous cars will destroy -- and create -- jobs; and Toyota invests $500M into Uber. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
21:41
August 28, 2018
Ep 47: VW We, Drive.ai expands, Lyft & Aptiv hit 5000 rides in Las Vegas
Today: Volkswagen's We EV car sharing program prepares 2000 cars for Berlin; Drive.ai expands to Arlington, TX; and Lyft & Aptiv hit 5000 rides in their autonomous car sharing program in Las Vegas! Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ Support this podcast with easily monthly contributions at anchor.fm/autonomous-cars-with-marc-hoag !
17:57
August 23, 2018
Ep 46 - SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Better roads for AVs; no more Uber trucks; BMW gives up on AVs?
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. Read, listen, and discuss this episode at MarcHoag.com Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AutonomousHoag Subscribe to our new YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDAWTzwkA_MgmqoOKhHYzQ
21:54
August 20, 2018
Ep 45: Apple worker steals AV secrets; Daimler, Bosch roll out AV taxis; FCA goes after Tesla
Episode 45! Our final episode of the season before going on a brief summer break: A (now former) Apple employee steals Apple's autonomous car secrets; Daimler and Bosch get ready to roll out a test autonomous taxi service; and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles declare war against Tesla. Read and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-45-apple-worker-steals-av-secrets-daimler-bosch-roll-out-av-taxis-fca-goes-after-tesla/ Please remember to visit our new home at MarcHoag.com where you can comment and discuss individual episodes! If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Anchor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
18:05
July 12, 2018
Ep 44: VW's EV car sharing, AV traffic woes, people love driving
Today! 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! Read and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-44-vws-ev-car-sharing-av-traffic-woes-people-love-driving/ Please remember to visit our new home at MarcHoag.com where you can comment and discuss individual episodes! If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
15:00
July 6, 2018
Ep 43: RoboMart, Levandowski starts a new thing, an AI roadblock
Today, Episode 43! RoboMart.ai is the autonomous grocery store on wheels you didn't know you needed; Anthony Levandowski of Google/Waymo/Uber fame, and creator of lidar, has just launched a new thing; and, are autonomous cars about to plough into a brick wall in the form of an AI roadblock? Read and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-43-robomart-levandowski-starts-a-new-thing-an-ai-roadblock/
17:59
July 4, 2018
Ep 42: World's first podcast recorded while driving a Tesla Model S with Autopilot?!
Today! A very special podcast episode -- and quite possibly the world's first! -- recorded inside a Tesla Model S while driving from San Francisco to Palo Alto with Autopilot engaged, complete with my personal thoughts, feedback, and critique! Also: Ford releases an interesting test about active cruise control's ability to avoid unnecessary traffic jams, and what it means for a fully autonomous car future! Read about and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-42-special-worlds-first-podcast-recorded-while-driving-a-tesla-model-s-with-autopilot/ Please remember to visit our new home at MarcHoag.com where you can comment and discuss individual episodes! If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
18:29
June 29, 2018
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! Read about and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-41-may-mobility-launches-autonomous-electric-shuttle-service-the-gm-av1-faraday-future-gets-2b-investment/ NB. Please let me know if you'd like me to create a YouTube channel for this podcast, essentially, just a video version of the audio track, with closed captioning of course so you can enjoy without audio. *** Please remember to visit our new home at MarcHoag.com where you can comment and discuss individual episodes! If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm
12:16
June 27, 2018
Ep 40. Paradoxes: AVs and environment; AVs and car brands; AVs and cities
Today, Episode 40! We discuss paradoxes! Specifically: With AVs making it easier for people to drive more places more frequently and more distances, what does this mean for the environment? What do AVs mean for more drive-oriented, enthusiast car brands? And, with AVs effectively killing all sorts of driving infractions including moving violations and parking tickets, what will cities do to avoid going bankrupt? Read about and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-40-paradoxes-avs-and-environment-avs-and-car-brands-avs-and-cities/ Please remember to visit our new home at MarcHoag.com where you can comment and discuss individual episodes! If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
22:04
June 22, 2018
Ep 39. Apple hires ex-Waymo engineer; Volvo invests in Luminar Lidar; Enterprise partners with Voyage; rideOS
Today! Apple hires a former ex-Waymo engineer for its Project Titan autonomous car project; Volvo invests in lidar maker Luminar; Enterprise and Voyage partner up for autonomous car rentals; and we briefly discuss rideOS and a listener's feedback. Read about and listen to this episode here: https://marchoag.com/ep-39-apple-hires-ex-waymo-engineer-volvo-invests-in-luminar-lidar-enterprise-partners-with-voyage-rideos/ Please remember to visit our new home at MarcHoag.com where you can comment and discuss individual episodes! If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
16:05
June 19, 2018
Ep 38. MarcHoag.com launches; remote cars; BYTON; comma.ai
Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag gets its new home on the web over at MarcHoag.com ! Please check it out and share with your friends and colleagues! Today: Remote control cars -- basically drone cars -- help automated systems in the first and last mile of driving; another electric AV startup, Byton, announces it's all new concept the K-BYTE (as a successor to its previous concept, the M-BYTE); and comma.ai successfully retrofits a pre-2014 Tesla with Autopilot to more or less drive itself. PS1. Porsche's Taycan officially unveiled PS2. Something weird driving around the streets of San Francisco... Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
23:03
June 15, 2018
Ep 37: Police Pulling over AVs; Dehumanizing AVs; Autopilot 9
Today (1) We wonder how police will pull over an autonomous car; (2) We ponder ways to make autonomous cars socially acceptable (3) Tesla announces full self-driving features coming in August. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
23:27
June 11, 2018
Ep 34, Part 2: AV rollout, Waymo, Cruise Automation
Today! We loop back to Episode 34 to do Part 2, in which we discuss the roll out of automation in the commercial shipping space first; Waymo's 100x increase in Chrysler Pacifica self driving minivans and their plans to license their tech; and Cruise Automation's infusion of $2.25B from SoftBank. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
11:50
June 4, 2018
SPECIAL: UC DAVIS PROFESSOR SPERLING "3 REVOLUTIONS" PRES.
SPECIAL! If there's one episode you listen to on this podcast, make it this one. I had the privilege of attending a presentation by Professor Daniel Sperling, the Distinguished Blue Planet Professor, and Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis; and Board Member, California Air Resources Board. Professor Sperling talked about his new book highlighting the "3 revolutions" -- autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and carpooling -- and the notion that all three are necessary to solve the catastrophic state of transportation in the world . This was a truly fascinating talk, and I highly -- HIGHLY -- recommend you listen and share this episode with all your friends and colleagues -- not for my sake, but for Professor Sperling's sake, and indeed, for all of humanity around the world. His website is: http://3rev.ucdavis.edu
23:53
June 1, 2018
Ep 34, Part 1: Jaguars prove humans need AVs; Apple + VW
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. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
20:06
May 30, 2018
Ep 33. Car data privacy; Autopilot deceptive; Uber quits AZ
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. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
15:54
May 26, 2018
Ep 32. City design; Americans scared of AVs; Aviation & AVs
We talk about the impact AVs will have not just on city design, but on building design, too; I go on a mini-rant about the 73% of Americans that are scared of AVs; and we discuss what we can learn about AVs from studying airplanes. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
24:41
May 22, 2018
Ep 31. Autopilot common sense; Apple's AVs; MobilEye
We talk common sense when using semi-autonomous systems like Autopilot; Apple now the #2 autonomous vehicle company by number of CA testing permits(!); Intel's MobilEye lands an 8 million car deal. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
15:45
May 18, 2018
Ep 30: Drive.ai AVs talk to peds; BMW AVs; Ohio hearts AVs
Drive.ai autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians; BMW clarifies its view on AVs; Ohio embraces AVs. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
22:39
May 15, 2018
Ep 29. INTERVIEW: James Newton - AVs killer app of IoT/5G?
Our first ever guest interview! James Newton is British, has been living in France for just over 30 years and has had an eclectic career developing business in industries focused on IoT, Telematics and Automotive. I've learned he is also passionate about gardening and quantum gravity, in that order. Today, we discuss his article "Will autonomous vehicles be the killer IoT application?" which you can find on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/autonomous-vehicles-killer-iot-application-james-newton/ Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
25:42
May 11, 2018
SNEAK PREVIEW: Join us Friday 7AM PT for our first guest interview!
Join us Friday, May 11, 2018, for our first ever guest! James Newton, a veteran of the automotive and IoT industries, joins us from Toulouse France, to discuss his article "Will Autonomous Vehicles be the Killer IoT App?" (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/autonomous-vehicles-killer-iot-application-james-newton) and much more besides. Be sure to tune in! Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
00:32
May 9, 2018
Ep 27. Uber's software error; Volvos talk; no maps for MIT
Today: Uber's crash the result of a software calibration error; Volvo's cars and trucks talk together; MIT's autonomous cars don't need maps. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
16:45
May 7, 2018
Ep 26. AVs get hot; FB dreams of AVs; BMW plays with lasers
Today: Thermal imaging cameras help autonomous cars see the world around them; Facebook's game plan with autonomous cars; and BMW finds a laser supplier for its ride sharing autonomous car fleet slated for release in 2021. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
21:41
May 3, 2018
Ep 25. Android Automotive; AV slime molds; AV testing regs
Today: Google prepares Android Automotive to be a sort of "car OS" for all automakers; slime molds may offer a solution for autonomous car navigation; and Michigan's governor's view regarding AV testing regulations. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
14:57
May 1, 2018
Ep 24. BMW's AV view; Tesla avoids crash; Tesla exec quits
Our 2-monthiversary! Today: BMW says humans aren't ready for AVs; a Tesla's Autopilot swerves to avoid being flattened by a big rig truck; and -- coincidentally -- Tesla's Autopilot lead heads to Intel. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag and find me on LinkedIn! Cheers!
18:01
April 27, 2018
Ep 23. Open Source AVs; Model X hits gym; Waymo's philosophy
Today: Autonomous taxi startup Voyage open sources its testing software; a Tesla Model X hits the gym (literally); and, we discuss an important detail contrasting Waymo's philosophy of autonomous car tech to that of its competitors. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag! Cheers!
18:19
April 24, 2018
Ep 22. Tesla & Waymo collect data; Buick's EV; Tesla selfies
Episode 22! Today: We discuss how Tesla and Waymo go about collecting driving data in radically different ways, and what it means for their ongoing development of their autonomous car technology; Buick announces a gorgeous new 370-mile range EV; and Tesla starts sharing photos. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag! Cheers!
18:12
April 19, 2018
Ep 21. V2V & V2I; Autopilot imperfect; Mission E & MB EQS
Our biggest episode yet, clocking in at a whopping 27 minutes! Today: We discuss vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications; discuss why it's ok that Tesla's Autopilot will never be perfect; and briefly touch on Porsche's reservation system for its new Mission and Mercedes' upcoming EQS EV sedan. Please remember: If you like this podcast, share it with you friends and colleagues; if you're listening on iTunes Podcasts, leave 5 stars; you can leave me voicemails here on Achor.fm (I promise to reply!); and you can write me on Twitter @MarcHoag! Cheers!
27:14
April 17, 2018
Ep 20. Uber supports AVs; Model X lawsuit; solid state lidar
Uber's CEO still strongly support 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.
17:24
April 12, 2018
Ep 19. Porsche electrifies; full review of Tesla Autopilot
Porsche announces full electrification by 2030; a mini review of the Jaguar I-Pace first drive; and I share my full review of Tesla's latest Autopilot behind the wheel of a fully loaded Model S P100D.
17:04
April 9, 2018
Ep 18. CA allows driverless cars; Model X crash recreated
Today! The CA DMV allows testing and deployment of FULLY driverless cars on its roads; two Tesla owners post videos testing and recreating the recent Model X crash (yes, really); a(nother) Chinese EV startup is born; and more.
14:35
April 5, 2018
Ep 17. Tesla's stock; a 1000hp EV SUV; an AV gets ticketed!
We discuss Tesla's plummeting stock as it relates to Model 3 production woes; an astonishing new EV SUV with 1000hp; and a Cruise Automation fully autonomous car getting ticketed on the streets of San Francisco.
16:06
April 3, 2018
Ep 16. Jaguar + Waymo; Uber's blind spot; Model X crash
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.
09:45
March 29, 2018
Ep 15. Lidar maker "baffled" by Uber; Tesla Maps; Porsche
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.
15:01
March 26, 2018
Ep 14. If cell phones ok, AVs must be too; BMW i4, iX3
I make the controversial claim that if we as society are ok with allowing cell phones in cars, then it must be the case that we're ok with autonomous cars, too. Also, BMW announces two new products in its nascent "i" product range, the i4 and iX3 SAV.
13:21
March 23, 2018
Ep 13. Risk vs. Benefit of Autonomous Cars; licenses; etc.
We'll discuss the risk vs benefit of autonomous cars; the difficulty of getting drivers' licenses in the future; how autonomous cars will gradually phase out human-driven cars on streets and freeways; and a favor to ask of you!
12:52
March 21, 2018
Ep 12. Analysis of Uber's accident; Chrysler's Portal
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).
14:17
March 20, 2018
BREAKING: Autonomous Uber kills pedestrian; bad actors; more
BREAKING NEWS: An autonomous Uber has struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona; we discuss responsibility and liability in cases of autonomous car accidents; and finally, what's the solution to "bad actors," criminals holding up autonomous cars?
14:21
March 19, 2018
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.
19:47
March 16, 2018
Ep 9. Tesla, German EVs, Waymo puts passengers to sleep
The one where we talk about Tesla's new Autopilot and Supercharger price increases; Germany's love affair with EVs; and Waymo's new driverless car putting passengers to sleep.
17:57
March 15, 2018
Ep 8. Tesla, Starsky Robotics, Trolly Paradox SOLVED!
The one where we discuss Tesla's limited product line; self driving trucking company Starsky Robotics' Series A; and the solution to the infamous "trolly paradox."
20:34
March 12, 2018
Ep 7. 2019 Jaguar I-PACE, rideOS
The one where we talk about the Jaguar I-PACE, and a fascinating new startup called rideOS
14:38
March 8, 2018
Ep 6. Geneva Auto Show & autonomous car sharing
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.
21:43
March 7, 2018
Ep 5. Fully autonomous cars in California & Volvo's VC fund
California's DMV has announced that fully autonomous -- driverless -- cars will be allowed on the streets starting April 2, 2018. Meanwhile, Volvo has launched its own venture capital arm.
05:36
March 5, 2018
Ep 4. Why we need self driving cars
A brief overview of why we actually NEED self driving cars.
09:19
March 3, 2018
Ep 3. Bulletproof Teslas, old cars in age of autonomy, etc
The one where we discuss the legality of owning older cars once autonomous cars are mandated; the value of a bulletproof Tesla; and Volvo’s plans to completely end conventional internal combustion engine development.
15:20
March 1, 2018
Ep 2. Autonomous cars are closer than you think
The one where I discuss why autonomous cars are closer than some articles would suggest
14:35
February 28, 2018
PILOT
The very first episode of Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag where I share with you my first experience in an autonomous car, the Tesla Model S with Autopilot! Remember - I encourage feedback and back and forth discussions, so don't be shy! Leave messages!
16:20
February 28, 2018