Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

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By Marc Hoag
Welcome to Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag, the world's first podcast entirely dedicated to autonomous cars! We'll discuss the products, tech, brands, and even the societal impact of self driving cars as they start to become a thing in our everyday lives. Participation is encouraged, so feel free to leave (productive, constructive) messages, and let's have fun discussing what is sure to be the greatest step change in humanity since the Industrial Revolution!

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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!
18:02
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!
14:58
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/
17:57
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!
18:28
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
12:14
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!
22:01
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!
16:02
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!
23:01
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!
23:25
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!
11:49
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!
20:04
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!
15:52
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!
24:39
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!
15:43
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!
22:37
May 15, 2018
Ep 29. GUEST: 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!
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!
16:43
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!
21:39
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!
14:55
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!
17:58
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!
18:17
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!
18:10
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!
27:12
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.
17:22
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.
17:02
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.
14:33
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.
16:04
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.
09:43
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.
14:59
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.
13:20
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!
12:50
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).
14:15
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?
14:19
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.
19:45
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.
17:55
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."
20:32
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.
21:41
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.
15:19
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!
16:18
February 28, 2018
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