91 episodes

On Shift: A podcast about mobility, Automotive News reporter Pete Bigelow and Shift editor Leslie Allen take an optimistic yet skeptical eye at the new tech and business models planned for the auto industry. Join them for a recap of the news of the week and a chat with a leading newsmaker in the industry.

Shift is a production of Automotive News, the leading publication covering the auto industry. Check out our reporting online at autonews.com/shift and follow us on Twitter @Automotive_News.

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On Shift: A podcast about mobility, Automotive News reporter Pete Bigelow and Shift editor Leslie Allen take an optimistic yet skeptical eye at the new tech and business models planned for the auto industry. Join them for a recap of the news of the week and a chat with a leading newsmaker in the industry.

Shift is a production of Automotive News, the leading publication covering the auto industry. Check out our reporting online at autonews.com/shift and follow us on Twitter @Automotive_News.

    Policy expert Hilary Cain on fading hopes for AV legislation (Episode 60)

    Policy expert Hilary Cain on fading hopes for AV legislation (Episode 60)

    Hilary Cain, vice president of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, discusses the importance of an AV bill, why the lack of one is hindering development and how competitive the U.S. is in terms of mobility.

    • 49 min
    BCG’s Nikolaus Lang on thwarting an ‘urban mobility meltdown’ (Episode 59)

    BCG’s Nikolaus Lang on thwarting an ‘urban mobility meltdown’ (Episode 59)

    Nikolaus Lang, global leader of the Global Advantage practice at Boston Consulting Group and director of BCG's Center for Mobility Innovation, explains the role of self-driving vehicles in preventing urban mobility problems, the five city transportation types and why he advocates for robo-shuttles, not robotaxis.

    • 46 min
    AAA’s Greg Brannon pumps the brakes on ADAS (Episode 58)

    AAA’s Greg Brannon pumps the brakes on ADAS (Episode 58)

    Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering and industry relations, discusses the results of the auto club's recent study on advanced driver assistance systems, how the technology interacts with pedestrians, and the latest on driver monitoring.

    • 38 min
    Autotech Ventures’ Quin Garcia on VCs, startups and investing during a pandemic (Episode 57)

    Autotech Ventures’ Quin Garcia on VCs, startups and investing during a pandemic (Episode 57)

    Venture capital firm’s managing director discusses ground transportation opportunities, SPAC ‘mania,’ ‘Zoom dating’ and lessons learned from the rise of Lyft and the fall of Better Place

    • 59 min
    Designated Driver’s Manuela Papadopol on an AV system “safety net” (Episode 56)

    Designated Driver’s Manuela Papadopol on an AV system “safety net” (Episode 56)

    Manuela Papadopol, CEO of Designated Driver, discusses why the industry adopted teleoperations and how the startup is augmenting AVs and human-driven vehicles alike.

    • 42 min
    Gartner’s Mike Ramsey on AVs Navigating 'The Trough Of Disillusionment' (Episode 55)

    Gartner’s Mike Ramsey on AVs Navigating 'The Trough Of Disillusionment' (Episode 55)

    Senior analyst Mike Ramsey discusses his consulting firm’s latest transportation-tech Hype Cycle report, realistic timelines for widespread self-driving vehicle deployments, the prospect of air taxis, and the new Jim Farley era at Ford.

    • 53 min

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