A weekly show discussing the future of transportation Alex Roy, Edward Niedermeyer, and Kirsten Korosec
#235: Nakul Duggal of Qualcomm
Cars and mobility might not be the first thing you think about when you hear the name Qualcomm, but like other high tech titans the chip maker is betting big on the automotive market. Nakul Duggal is Qualcomm's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive, and he joins the show to discuss his strategy to put the firm's technology at the foundation of next generation vehicles. From the differences between smartphones and cars to Qualcomm's bid for the supplier Veoneer, this week's Duggal explains his approach and ambitions in the automotive sector.
#234: Mahmood Hikmet Takes Up The Autonowashing Cause
In only its second year of existence, Autonowashing continues to make inroads on the public consciousness in part due to the work of people like Mahmood Hikmet. The Kiwi AV engineer made an incredible Youtube video breaking down the complex issues around partial automation and autonowashing like nobody had before, and he joins the show to discuss his work, and what he's trying to accomplish with it.
#233: Olaf Sakkers Disrupts Mobility
flight attendant: is there a doctor on this flight?
dad: that should have been you
me: not now dad
dad: not asking for a meme plagiarist are they
me: dad, Elon Musk plagiarizes memes and he saved those cave kids and ventilator patients
dad: wow this meme format is hilarious
#232: Alex Nesic of Drover
If the last decade or so of mobility technology tells us anything, it's that putting a camera on a vehicle unlocks a whole world of new opportunities. Our guest this week, Drover AI co-founder and Chief Business Officer Alex Nesic, did precisely that with on-demand scooters and he joins the show to explain the new possibilities his company has unleashed. From regulatory compliance to safety-enhancing ADAS-like features, we discuss the ways that a camera can address some of the biggest challenges that shared scooters present.
#231: If You Can Make It In New York...
Big moves raise strategic questions this week, as Mobileye starts testing in New York, Aurora heads to Wall Street by way of Reid Hoffman's SPAC, and a Financial Times trend piece raises questions about the relationship of ADAS to AV strategy. From the traffic impact of privately-owned AVs to the public's ability to invest in the technology and the wisdom of calling automated driving systems a "driver," Alex, Kirsten and Ed chew through some of the sector's biggest questions in another classic discussion episode.
#230: Toyota on Teammate
Public perceptions of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems have been dominated by Tesla's Autopilot, which presents itself as the most advanced Level 2 system by virtue of being more automated than others. But is more automation always better for driver assistance? Seeking answers, Alex and Ed sit down with Nick Sitarski and Derek Caveney of Toyota Motor North America, to understand how Toyota's long-standing principle of jidoka, or human-centered automation, has taken its Teammate ADAS design in a different direction.
Can’t beat the Autono🐈s! Should be required listening for everyone in the automotive industry.
They wrote the book
This podcast is perfect for driving! All three hosts are incredibly smart and the guests can teach us all a lot about current autonomous driving systems. From automated buses to self-driving scooters, of course T*sla is an unavoidable topic. I listen often and other companies get the magnifying glass, as well. People who own several of the vehicles are talking here!
If you plan on driving in the future and like tech operations, give it a listen. Thanks to the hosts and producers.
An honest take on autonomy
A bright spot of truth in an autonomy industry awash in hype and narrative