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A weekly show discussing the future of transportation Alex Roy, Edward Niedermeyer, and Kirsten Korosec

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A weekly show discussing the future of transportation Alex Roy, Edward Niedermeyer, and Kirsten Korosec

    #201:Modern UI Woes, the GM-Honda Alliance and SPACmania

    #201:Modern UI Woes, the GM-Honda Alliance and SPACmania

    The gang is back with another discussion episode covering a diverse range of topics, from the new Mercedes S Class and Polestar 2 and the struggle to create good modern user interfaces, to the GM-Honda Alliance and another look at the SPACmania that is inflating EV startup valuations while looking past AVs almost entirely.

    • 56 min
    #200: Mark Wheeler of DeepMap

    #200: Mark Wheeler of DeepMap

    Mapping continues to be one of the more misunderstood aspects of AV development, so to help clear up the confusion we spoke with one of the godfathers of modern mapping tech. Mark Wheeler is the co-founder and CTO of DeepMap, a company that's been working on onboard HD mapping for AVs since 2016. He explains why mapping matters, how DeepMap builds its HD maps, and how he ended up working in this fascinating space.

    • 53 min
    #199: Jody Kelman of Lyft on autonomous ridehailing

    #199: Jody Kelman of Lyft on autonomous ridehailing

    Lyft is one of the few mobility platforms where you can hail a ride in an autonomous vehicle, at least in Las Vegas and Chandler, Arizona where it partners with Aptiv and Waymo respectively. But Lyft is also developing its own autonomous driving technology, at its Level 5 organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lyft's Jody Kelman joins the show to explain this dual-track approach, lay out her vision for autonomous ride hailing and explain where the "Level 5" name came from.

    • 59 min
    #198: Liza Dixon on Autonowashing (and more)

    #198: Liza Dixon on Autonowashing (and more)

    Every once in a while, someone coins a word that takes a huge and complex concept and makes it comprehensible to the general public. That's exactly what Liza Dixon did one day, when she responded to one of Alex Roy's tweets with a brand-new neologism: Autonowashing. We caught up with the doctoral candidate, human-automation interaction expert and all-around badass to discuss Autonowashing, her research, human factors and much more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dispatches from the Dumpster Fire

    Dispatches from the Dumpster Fire

    Listen in on this rousing discussion about meme markets and the whackadoodle world of EVs. Plus, the gang weighs in on an unfortunate product being marketed to Tesla owners.

    • 47 min
    #196: Amazoox and Waymolvo

    #196: Amazoox and Waymolvo

    Two major developments in the autonomous vehicle world captured our attention in this week's discussion episode: Waymo's deal with Volvo, and Amazon's purchase of Zoox. We discuss the deals, what they might mean, and how they affect the rest of the alliances... but more importantly, how we should mash up the names into catchy portemanteau.

    • 53 min

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