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Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag is the #1 result on Google for "autonomous cars podcasts!" 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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Twitter.com/autonomoushoag
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YouTube.com/AutonomousCarsWithMarcHoag

Copyright © 2022 Marc Hoag. All Rights Reserved.

    #199-Sven Kopacz, Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent, formerly HP)

    #199-Sven Kopacz, Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent, formerly HP)

    Today's episode is the second installment in my two-part series on Keysight Technologies. Last time I was joined by Henrik Liebau where we discussed a bit of a teaser on Keysight's upcoming autonomous vehicle sensor testing suite in anticipation of their big reveal at CES 2022; today I'm joined by a colleague of Henrik's, Sven Kopacz, where we finally get to unpack and discuss in great detail everything about their incredible new Radar Scene Emulator (learn more and Keysight.com and here).

    The RSE is an incredible bit of kit: a technology- and vendor-agnostic platform that enables high quality testing of autonomous vehicle sensor tech including lidar and radar to enable a faster and more cost efficient way for technology suppliers and OEMs to test, validate, and get their AV tech on the roads.

    But beyond this big product announcement, Sven and I had a fantastically engaging, wildly meandering talk about all things AV -- and even EV -- as we discussed the challenges, promises, hopes, risks, and needs for the safer future we're all working towards.

    On a personal note, a huge thank you to Sven for making this symbolic episode #199 such a special one for me; it's hard to believe we're fast approaching the 4-year mark with this podcast next month with episode #200. If you're a fan, please be sure to drop me 5 stars on Apple Podcasts and help me reach 100 ratings. Thanks very much!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #198-Henrik Liebau, Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent, formerly HP)

    #198-Henrik Liebau, Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent, formerly HP)

    Keysight Technologies is arguably the leader in electronic design and testing equipment. Spun out of Agilent Technologies, itself spun out of HP -- yes, that HP -- and manufacturing everything from oscilloscopes to digital multimeters, from signal generators to AC and DC power sources; from bit error ratio testers to 5G OTA chambers, not to mention their exhaustive suite of testing and and monitoring software, Keysight provides all the necessary hardware and software testing for OEMs and tier 1 suppliers to develop their equipment reliably, quickly, affordably, and safely. Though they've dipped into the automotive space from many angles including 5G and V2X, battery and charging testing for EVs, and much more besides, their latest foray into the AVs specifically is perhaps their most ambitious to date, and Henrik joined me to tell me all about it... sort of. It turns out their next big thing -- something to do with rapid, high quality, technology agnostic testing -- is officially launching on Wednesday -- i.e., tomorrow -- so we weren't allowed to dive into a lot of detail just yet; so, consider this a bit of a teaser to whet your appetite. I've been promised a full rundown post-CES2022 for a follow-up episode with all sorts of juicy details, stories, and more. But what we did discuss -- for a solid one hour! -- was a fascinating look into the necessities of robust simulation testing; the current challenges facing the nascent AV industry as a whole, and of course, Keysight's role in helping to fast track things, all while zooming out and looking at the bigger picture of an AV future generally. It was a fantastic conversation with Henrik, and, as I write this, I realize it may be the longest episode yet! So I hope you're sitting comfortably -- at home or driving to work -- because Episode 198, Henrik Liebau, Solution Project Manager at Keysight Technologies... begins now. Make sure to check out Wednesday's big reveal at 10am PST by registering here to watch live: https://connectlp.keysight.com/WW-RSE-Launch-Webinar

    • 57 min
    #197-I got and tested Tesla FSD beta (10.3.1)

    #197-I got and tested Tesla FSD beta (10.3.1)

    So I finally got it. I finally got the (in)famous Tesla Full Self-Driving beta, otherwise known as FSD beta, v10.3.1 to be precise. This is my personal account of testing across three different days in New England, about 40 minutes north of Boston. Day One was a biblical, torrential rain; but days Two and Three were pristinely beautiful and sunny. All three days left me with the same conclusion. 

    FYI: I'm putting together a video of my FSD beta test; it should be available on my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/AutonomousCarsWithMarcHoag. 

    • 24 min
    #196-Tesla FSD Transfer

    #196-Tesla FSD Transfer

    Today, I discuss the potential legal issue surrounding Tesla's FSD, specifically, whether it can -- or can't -- be transferred to a future Tesla vehicle, especially considering that none of us have received the very thing we paid for.

    • 12 min
    #195-Pouria Paknejad, More on Tesla FSD Beta, etc.

    #195-Pouria Paknejad, More on Tesla FSD Beta, etc.

    Today: Pouria Paknejad, More on Tesla FSD Beta, etc.

    In today’s third installment in the ongoing discussion on Tesla’s imminent, infamous FSD beta deployment, I’m joined by Motiv Mobility advisor, fellow attorney, all-around tech and automotive nerd and guru, and dear friend, Pouria Paknejad, as we thoroughly discuss, dissect, debate, and devour all there is surrounding this polarizing experiment by Team Elon and Co.

    Have a listen, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen; and don’t forget to follow me on all social media @AutonomousHoag and on YouTube, too.

    • 43 min
    #194-Tesla's FSD Beta request deployment, Part II

    #194-Tesla's FSD Beta request deployment, Part II

    Today: Tesla’s FSD Beta request deployment

    So picking up where we left off last time, I unpack the five metrics Tesla is using to calculate your “Safety Score” to determine whether you’re lucky enough to get access to Tesla’s Full Self Driving beta. I also dive into a few questions and concerns, and try to cover as much as ground as possible.

    Have a listen, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen; and don’t forget to follow me on all social media @AutonomousHoag and on YouTube, too.

    • 22 min

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Into Autonomous Vehicles? This is the podcast you’re looking for.

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The Best Autonomous Podcast

Marc offers one of the most comprehensive and deep dive looks into the future of autonomous cars through his podcast. His covers a diverse range of topics, brings on a diverse range of guests, and offers his perspective on what the future of an autonomous car world looks like and how it impacts all angles of society.

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This podcast is my go-to for the latest information, philosophies (from mathematical to economic), predictions, opinions and facts about autonomous cars. Marc is so knowledgable, polite, respectful.. and asks his guests the most insightful questions. This is my favorite podcast: hands down.

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