;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px”> DoubleMap, Ride Systems Merge
M. McLaughlin, Jan 15, "Indianapolis-based DoubleMap Inc. and Utah-based Ride Systems LLC have announced a merger. The two vehicle location software companies say they will continue operating semi-independently under the newly-formed Journey Holding Corp.
"The combining of our two companies presents an amazing opportunity to gain majority market share as well as afford us the unparalleled capability of reaching transit riders everywhere," Justin Rees, Chief Executive Officer of Ride Systems said in a news release…." Read more, Listen to PodCast, Hmmmm…. Interesting, Congratulations. Alain
part24.CAB35F13.9ED4DE2B@princeton.edu”> VAYAVISION Launches VAYADrive 2.0, a Software-based Autonomous Vehicle Environmental Perception Engin
Press release, Jan 7, "VAYAVISION, a leading provider of raw data fusion and perception software solutions for autonomous vehicles, today announced the release of VAYADrive 2.0, an AV perception software engine that fuses raw sensor data together with AI tools to create an accurate 3D environmental model of the area around the self-driving vehicle.
VAYADrive 2.0 breaks new ground in several categories of AV environmental perception – raw data fusion, object detection, classification, SLAM, and movement tracking – providing crucial information about dynamic driving environments, enabling safer and reliable autonomous driving, and optimizing cost-effective sensor technologies…." Read more, Listen to PodCast, Hmmmm…. Interesting, Congratulations. Alain
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 84 – TORC Robotics, Fleming; Regulus Cyber, Zur & Arbe, Latino
F. Fishkin, Jan. 18, "In this episode from CES 2019, Princeton University’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin welcome guests Michael Fleming, CEO of TORC Robotics, Regulus Cyber CEO Yonatan Zur and Arbe VP Bill Latino. Tune in to the Smart Driving Cars podcast and subscribe!"
part30.E0D50632.C184D8C6@princeton.edu”> Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit
K. Korosec, Jan 8, "Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing transit like trains and buses.
The companies, which made the announcement Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, are integrating Torc’s self-driving software stack and sensor suite into an autonomous shuttle known as i-Cristal that was unveiled earlier this year by Transdev and French manufacturer Lohr. Torc is licensing its Asimov self-driving software and sensor suite to Transdev…." Read more, Listen to PodCast, Hmmmm…. Interesting, Congratulations. Alain
part24.CAB35F13.9ED4DE2B@princeton.edu”> Regulus Cyber Solves the Cross-Industry Threat of GNSS (GPS) Spoofing Attacks by Miniaturizing its Anti-Spoofing Technology and Introducing it to the Mass Market
Press release, Jan 7, " Regulus Cyber announced today that it is solving the GNSS spoofing attacks threat affecting the automotive, aviation, maritime, and mobile industries with a unique technology applicable both as a fortified GNSS Receiver, capable of detecting spoofing attacks, and at the chip level, allowing mobile phones, cars and IoT devices to receive GNSS spoofing protection for the first time. The company was able to miniaturize its technology into an industry leading form factor that provides customers more flexibility with integration.
As the race to develop autonomous vehicles increases so does the need for safety and security. Any vehicle guided by a GNSS system can be spoofed using open source software and a software defined radio (SDR) legally purchased from Amazon for under $300. A spoofer can generate and transmit fake GNSS signals that can be used by the vehicle’s navigation system to calculate a false destination, directing the vehicle to an entirely different location, a potentially life-threatening hazard…." Read more, Listen to PodCast, Hmmmm…. Interesting, Congratulations. Alain
part24.CAB35F13.9ED4DE2B@princeton.edu”> Arbe to Launch the World’s First Ultra-High Resolution Automotive Radar System at CES 2019
Press release, Jan 3, " Arbe is excited to announce the launch of Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product. This new front-end system, powered by Arbe’s proprietary chipset technology, enables evaluation and development towards production and full commercialization of 4D imaging radar for all levels of vehicle autonomy. Phoenix provides an image 100 times more detailed than other top industry radars, offering superior separation of stationary and moving objects in real time – an industry first…." Read more, Listen to PodCast, Hmmmm…. Interesting, Congratulations. Alain
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 83 – BMW, Peyton & Canatu, Varjos
F. Fishkin, Jan. 18, "From CES 2019, joining co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and Fred Fishkin are Here Technologies Dir. of Product Marketing Alex Mangan, BMW VP Mike Peyton, showing the CES crowd a self riding motorcycle and VP Ilkka Varjos of Canatu, maker of flexible sensors.
part44.61559930.E1D0977D@princeton.edu”> Amazing Driverless Motorcycle in Action
B. Howard, Jan 9, "BMW engineer Stefan Hans steps off the R1200 motorcycle he’s been riding, gives it a gentle shove … and this specially outfitted BMW bike motors off on its own, looping the perimeter of the parking lot, and then making lazy circles with the bike leaning smartly into the turn. After several minutes driving itself, the R1200 coasts to a stop in front of its engineer, and human intervention takes over for one last action: setting the kickstand…." Read more, Watch Video, Listen to PodCast, Hmmmm…. Interesting, Congratulations. Alain
part49.104962DE.7530E894@princeton.edu”> CAR OF THE F UTURE v4.0
Citi GPS, Jan 2019, "So how close are we to ditching our personal cars in the future? While we may not be up to personal flying taxis yet, it does seem that reality may finally be catching up with the hype. A handful of companies are pursuing various level-4 RoboTaxi services (where the car is totally in control and humans are just passengers) to build urban rideshare networks in the coming one to three years. These are being planned for cities and surrounding suburbs and the race to launch and commercialize these RoboTaxi’s is all about building a powerful network effect. This network effect is determined by who can introduce and scale safe, reliable, fast, and low-cost urban RoboTaxi fleets. …" Read more Hmmmm…. There is a lot in this report and it seems to be well worth your time. I appreciate their focus on autonomousTaxis (aka aTaxis or roboTaxis (although "roboTaxis" seems to carry too much of a negative connotation of an invading army, ???). The fact that it includes suburbs (and should continue to small communities and the mobility (economically) disadvantaged) is good, and that it addresses shared-ride as opposed to private ownership of driverless car/aTaxis. I’m beginning to really believe that there is essentially no market for personally-owned driverless vehicles, not only because they will necessarily be at least a little more expensive than self-driving vehicles that have a steering wheel and require your oversight when the computer is driving. More importantly, driverless cars will have associated with them "drive anywhere anxiety" and "I sometimes want to drive/be-in-control anxiety" that substantially tarnishes their desirability to be owned in the same way that "range anxiety" and "where to fill-er up anxiety" tarnishes the desirability of electric cars. Since there are no true proponents for individuals to own a driverless cars, certainly none like the proponents for electric cars, the OEMs won’t be motivated to make or sell them. (Self-driving is, of course, a whole different animal. Here the driving by computer is seen as "21st century chrome & fins" and if anything happens, it’s the driver’s fault because the driver was supported to be providing adult supervision.) Consequently, the "car of the future 4.0" disrupter will need to be someone other that the traditional OEM with his long-standing fantasies of driving Alain
part52.891F68D2.1734233C@princeton.edu”> China’s Waymo rival quietly launched an Uber-style app for driverless cars, making it one of the first to do so
A. Kharpal, Jan 14, "Pony.ai, one of China’s most valuable driverless car start-ups, has launched an app that allows users to hail an autonomous taxi, making it one of the first companies to do so. The app, which was quietly launched in late December, allows a user to hail a self-driving taxi from a pre-set location in Nansha, which is part of Guangzhou in southern China. The car can travel to specific areas that have been set by the company such as its offices or residential areas.
Currently, only employees and a few VIP users are using the app, which is a mini-program built within WeChat, China’s most popular messaging service. Rides are free for now…" Read more Hmmmm…. Probably not a "Waymo rival". Maybe it is just China’s Uber rival, which is no small accomplishment. All this and the pony.ai website talk about is a ride-hailing app in a self-driving car with attendant(s), so let’s not get too excited here. Alain
part56.A1A2D24A.DFE67262@princeton.edu”>DAIMLER IS BEATING TESLA TO MAKING SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BIG RIGS
S. O’Kane, Jan. 11, "Elon Musk told the world in late 2017 that Tesla was taking its automotive know-how and applying it to a totally new challenge: self-driving big rigs. But one year later, he placed the Tesla Semi fourth on a list of priorities for the company, behind the upcoming Model Y compact SUV and an electric pickup truck. This week, Daimler executed a move many years in the making by announcing its own big rig (albeit diesel-powered) outfitted with semi-autonomous technology. And others are following suit.
The German automaker also committed to manufacturing the truck this summer, with deliveries scheduled for later this year. It pledged 500 million euros over the next few years to the continued development of an autonomous big rig, and said it has hired hundreds of employees to move the tech forward….
Daimler says it’s the first Class 8 commercial truck with Level 2 autonomy (referring to the Society of Automotive Engineers’ scale for self-driving definitions …which are so bad! What Daimler should say… it’s the 1st truck focused on truly enhancing the Health of the driver & Safety of everyone anywhere near the truck. Technology that delivers this value should earn the highest "Level" of any organization’s labeling… , meaning the driver is in control, but is supported heavily by the truck’s technology in certain situations. In that sense, the new Cascadia essentially has the same basic driver assistance technology many modern cars offer, including automatic lane centering, adaptive cruise control, and emergency braking…. There’s a forward-facing camera, a forward-facing radar, a second radar sensor on the right side of the truck….…Perfect!…
A sensor in the steering column measures resistance applied to the steering wheel. If the driver takes their hands off the wheel while using the lane centering feature, the instrument cluster will, after about 15 seconds, surface a warning that tells them to place their hands back on the wheel. If the driver doesn’t do that, the warning changes from yellow to red. After another 60 seconds, if the driver still hasn’t put their hands back on the wheel, the truck will come to a stop on the side of the road..…Perfect!…
The new truck, meanwhile, felt locked to the center of the lane during this week’s ride, … while lane centering is on, the driver can even choose where the system places them in the lane. (For example, if a driver is on a tight one-lane highway and wants to avoid clipping oncoming traffic, they could tell the truck to hug the right lane line.)……Perfect!…" Read more Hmmmm…. This sounds really good. See video… the AEB may actually work on stationary object. (although no data has been divulged as to the range of approaching speeds does the Intelligent cruise control bring the truck to a complete stop and completely avoiding a crash with a stationary object. Moreover, does Daimler’s the cruise-control continues to turn off the braking-assist function if the driver taps the brakes, disregarding any future data that suggests that a greater brake force should begin to be applied; else, "all heck breaks loose". I’ve been told that this is an SAE "standard". You wonder why I have little regard for the SAE. … I digress, sorry.) Anyway, this sounds really good and is properly aimed at improving the Safety & Health of truck drivers. Congratulations Daimler. You should really sell it as Safety & Health technology.. Alain
part62.C27E2B42.E463ACED@princeton.edu”> Tesla Vehicle Safety Report
Jan 8, "At Tesla, we believe that technology can help improve safety. That’s why Tesla vehicles are engineered to be the safest cars in the world. We believe the unique combination of passive safety, active safety, and automated driver assistance is crucial for keeping not just Tesla drivers and passengers safe, but all drivers on the road. It’s this belief that grounds every decision we make, from the design of our cars, to the software we introduce, to the features we offer every Tesla owner…. And because every Tesla is connected, we’re able to use the more than 10 billion miles of real-world data collected by our global fleet – of which more than 1 billion have been driven with Autopilot engaged – to constantly improve our products….
In the 4th quarter, we registered one accident for every 2.91 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot, we registered one accident for every 1.58 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 436,000 miles..." Read more Hmmmm…. I question if Tesla and NHTSA are reporting the same statistic. (1.58 v 0.44), why such a high difference? Wrt the 2.91 v 1.58, we can assume that Tesla is not cheating and reporting the same statistic. If so, that difference can be credited in (a large) part to AutoPilot, but it may also be attributed to a more challenging driving environment. I suspect that when driving is tougher (poor road markings, lighting, etc.) either AutoPilot turns itself off or the driver turns it off. So this may not be a perfect apples2apples comparison (the large number attributed to tougher driving condition (when driving is tough, AutoPilot is turned off; when easy, it is turned on.); but it is probably close. Alain
part67.A7F39D51.5C9BF75C@princeton.edu”> Hungry for cash, Musk says company can no longer afford free Supercharging for new buyers
R. Mitchell, Jan 17. "Tesla needs more cash. To help keep what it’s got from flying out the door, Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday announced the end of a customer referral program that offers free Supercharging to new buyers.
“It’s adding too much cost to the cars, especially the Model 3,” Musk said in a tweet late Wednesday. The referral program, originally scheduled to end March 11, will cease on Feb. 1.
In the program’s latest iteration, a Tesla owner sends a referral code to a potential buyer. When the car is sold, the buyer gets six months of free charging at Tesla-branded stations, while the owner earns a prize. Earlier programs offered free charging for life to original car owners; Tesla will honor existing arrangements…." Read more Hmmmm…. Reality. Just think at what is going to happen to Lyft & Uber fares after the IPOs. Alain
part70.A5488D8B.A22D5A38@princeton.edu”>Musk: Tesla getting “regulatory pushback” on remote-control feature
T. Lee, Jan. 10, "Elon Musk’s dream of customers driving their Teslas around parking lots "like a big RC car" has hit a snag, the mogul said on Twitter Thursday. The software for Tesla’s summon and remote control features was weeks away from completion, he said. However, Musk said that the remote control feature was "getting some regulatory pushback"—at least in some parts of the world. He didn’t specify which parts of the world he was talking about.
At the moment, Tesla vehicles only have a basic summon capability. Drivers can order a car to inch forward or backward using a smartphone—which is useful when squeezing into tight parking spaces. But this requires the driver to be close by and actively monitoring the vehicle…." Read more Hmmmm…. This seems like a crazy feature that should not be put into the hands of consumers. Given how cars are sold to us today (as fantasies that can drive up the Great Wall or down river beds or race through snow) and the irresponsible way we drive them when we are in them and directly in harm’s way, no telling what we would do with them if we could just send them out there while sitting in our parent’s basement controlling them with a joy stick. UGLY!!! At least if we would send our driverless car to the store o pick up a quart of milk, the AI driving system would know how to do it safely. Having a real car be part of your Angry Birds video game is just crazy. This is beyond C’mon Man!! Alain
part79.60718ABA.BCD1CBEF@princeton.edu”> Why Seattle should be wary of self-driving cars
G. Lee, Jan 18, "Self-driving cars will not magically end traffic jams, end the need for mass transit, or usher in a panacea of walkable, healthy and vibrant American cities. The self-driving — autonomous — vehicles will still be cars, and cars have enormous, inextricable limitations. Here in Seattle, with our transportation issues and high expectations of technology, it is crucial we understand this…." Read more Hmmmm…. Indeed, Self-driving cars are "still cars" and even worse for VMT & the environment, so Seattle should beware. However, Driverless cars are public transit. They are programed to deliver mobility to the public. They serve "anyone" and take customers anywhere at any time within their operational domain and, if properly managed, will allow/encourage/accommodate the sharing of rides by customers going between the same places at about the time that otherwise would have congested the roadways had they traveled by themselves, as they do now, in their own cars. That’s not hype, that’s an operational and a behavioral choice that Seattle’s citizenry can choose; else they can be stuck in traffic playing with themselves. This emerging choice is not a hype. Alain
part82.D337C83C.0CEC3D58@princeton.edu”> Ford-Owned Shuttle Startup Chariot Is Shutting Down
J. Rowley, Jan 10, "Chariot, the Ford-owned transportation startup that operates commuter shuttle services in nine North American cities and internationally in London, is shutting down.
Chariot announced on its company blog that it will end its U.K. service on Friday, January 25th, and will end service in the U.S. on Friday, February 1. All operations, including servicing its enterprise customers, will end in March. Employees at the company were told today that their positions are terminated, according to an employee at the company who didn’t want to be named. The company is providing at least a portion of its employees with a severance package equal to 60 days worth of salary.
Founded in 2014, Chariot raised $3 million in seed funding from Y Combinator and others prior to being acquired by Ford in September 2016 for $65 million. A couple months before the acquisition was formally announced Ford had featured a blog post by Chariot co-founder (and, at the time, CEO) Ali Vahabzadeh on its smart cities-focused “City Of Tomorrow Blog.”… Read more Hmmmm…. Reasonable idea and effort, but it was just another shuttle bus service that couldn’t really deliver demand-responsive mobility. For any of these systems to make it they need to be able to provide demand responsive mobility without losing too much when serving a single customer; having 2 at a time ride-sharing customers contribute enough to off-set the loses of incurred serving customers in places and at times when no one else wants to go in their direction, and profit from serving three or more customers at a time when the demand warrants, and oh by the way, eliminate congestion at those times and in those directions. In our investigations of individual travel demand throughout the US, distributions actually exist in most small cities to medium-large urban areas that could be served profitably with autonomousTaxis. Alain
Half-baked stuff that probably doesn’t deserve your time
part85.0D8E8DC7.537B1BA0@princeton.edu”> An integrated perspective on the future of mobility, part 3: Setting the direction toward seamless mobility
E. Hannon, Jan 2019, "… A future of seamless mobility could create new possibilities for many industries. By 2030, 40 percent of today’s transportation-revenue pool—the money that residents in dense, developed cities like New York, Paris, and Tokyo spend on transit—could be served by modes of transport that don’t even exist now. For established companies, succeeding in seamless mobility will likely require going beyond their existing boundaries to offer new products. Among carmakers, for example, that might mean moving from just selling cars to selling mobility more broadly. For public-roads agencies and the engineering and construction companies that
support them, it could be about equipping the roads they build with sensors for traffic management, predictive maintenance, and autonomous-vehicle (AV) communication. Seamless mobility has real benefits for cities, travelers, and the private sector. In this report, we describe how urban leaders and private companies can forge a strategy to make seamless mobility happen. …" Read more Hmmmm…. I may be unfair in putting this report in Half-baked, but given that this a McKinsey report, it has to held to a higher standard which this report doesn’t seem to live up to. It is focused on large cities (New York, London, Paris, …) and seemingly only the dense core of these cities whose growth has been at the expense of the gentrification of poor neighborhoods. Nothing is said about the mobility needs of those that gentrification has displaced, or even the growth of the suburbs surrounding the core which is where most of the people live, learn, shop, recreate and work. Center cities have become very expensive. One wonders why companies continue to co-locate large groups of white collar workers that rarely interact on a personal level in central office towers. Hopefully you’ll find this report informative, insightful. I found it to be narrow and superficial. Alain
C’mon Man! (These folks didn’t get/read the memo)
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On the More Technical Side
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 82 – Intel, Sciarappo & Jitsik, Loeb
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "One of the top chip makers in the world and a start up. Intel’s strategic marketing director for autonomous driving Jill Sciarappo and the founder of Jitsik, Dr. Helen Loeb join co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and Fred Fishkin for Episode 82 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast from CES."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 81 – nVIDIA, Shapiro & Local Motors / Olli, Hodge
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "How NVIDIA is paving the way for self driving cars and a new OLLI automated transport from Local Motors. NVIDIA’s Senior Director for Automotive, Danny Shapiro and Kurtis Hodge of Local Motors join co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and Fred Fishkin for another edition of Smart Driving Cars from CES 2019.."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 80 – RoboSense, Shinohara & Magnetu Marelli, Grabowski
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "RoboSense captures a CES Innovation Award for new MEMS solid state LiDAR while Magneti Marelli builds autonomous technology into headlamps and tail lights. Dr. Leilei Shinohara of RoboSense and Magneti Marelli’s Bill Grabowski explain in Episode 80 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast with co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton and Fred Fishkin."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 79 – DXC, Soderberg
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "Luxoft gets acquired by DXC and partners with LG to bring the digital lifestyle into automated vehicles. VP of Strategy Mikael Soderberg joins co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton and Fred Fishkin for the Smart Driving Cars podcast from CES 2019.."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 78 – Bosch, Stepper
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "From CES it’s another special edition of the Smart Driving Cars podcast with UDELV CEO Daniel Laury chatting with co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and Fred Fishkin about his company’s self driving delivery vehicles in operation in San Francisco."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 77 – UDELV, Laury
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "From CES it’s another special edition of the Smart Driving Cars podcast with UDELV CEO Daniel Laury chatting with co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and Fred Fishkin about his company’s self driving delivery vehicles in operation in San Francisco."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 76 – Zohdy
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "Will Dubai lead the world in driverless transportation. In this special edition of the Smart Driving Cars podcast from CES, Dr. Ismail Zohdy, program manager for self driving transportation for the Dubai government joins Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin for a lively discussion."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 75 – PAVE; Nantel, Erlich, Riccobono
F. Fishkin, Jan. 9, "From CES in Las Vegas, a new industry organization, PAVE, is formed. Partners for Automated Vehicle Education. And some founding members join co-hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and Fred Fishkin for an on site discussion. Guests include National Safety Council VP Kelly Nantel, Voyage VP Justin Erlich and National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 74
F. Fishkin, Jan. 3, "Waymo under attack, how to regulate driverless mobility and sensors to monitor passengers… Those issues and more are in Episode 74 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast with co-hosts Fred Fishkin and Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser. Tune in and subscribe!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 73
F. Fishkin, Dec. 27, "What a year it has been on the road to autonomous vehicles. From Waymo to Uber and all of the companies in between, 2018 has been eventful. Where are we now and what’s to come? Join Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin for Episode 73 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast! "
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 71-Nader
F. Fishkin, Dec. 13, "When it comes to self driving cars, Ralph Nader says "Not so fast." The renowned political activist and author takes the government and the industry to task in a super sized Episode 71 of the Smart Driving Cars Podcast. Join Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin for that and more!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 70-Brulte
F. Fishkin, Dec. 6, "We have liftoff! Waymo One begins offering a commercial self driving transportation service in the suburbs of Phoenix. How does it work? What’s next? Autonomous Vehicle expert and consultant Grayson Brulte joins Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin on this episode of the Smart Driving Cars Podcast.
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 69 – Chunka Mui
F. Fishkin, Nov 29, "What will it take for driverless vehicles to become a leading form of transportation? Futurist and author Chunka Mui joins Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin for Episode 69 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast. Plus…Waymo, GM, Amazon and more. Tune in and subscribe! "
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 68 – Dick Mudge
F. Fishkin, Nov 22, "The insurance industry hears about the outlook for automated vehicles. Co-author Dick Mudge joins Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin for Episode 68 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast. Plus…Uber, GM Cruise, Waymo, VW and more. Tune in and subscribe!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 66 – Bishop & Zimmerman
F. Fishkin, Nov 8, "Daimler is partnering with Bosch to bring an autonomous ride hailing service to San Jose next year. In this edition, the Director of Engineering at Bosch joins Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin to outline how it will work. Plus Richard Bishop joins us fresh from an International Task Force on Vehicle Highway Automation in Denmark. And more!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 65 – Bernard Soriano, CA DMV
F. Fishkin, Nov 1, "California gives Waymo the green light for fully driverless vehicle testing on public roads and the state’s deputy director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bernard Soriano, joins the Smart Driving Cars podcast with the no nonsense details. Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin explore that and more. Tune in and subscribe!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 63- Danny Shapiro, nVIDIA
F. Fishkin, Oct 26, "NVIDIA is out with its first self driving safety report and in Episode 63 of the Smart Driving Cars Podcast, NVIDIA’s Director of Automotive, Danny Shapiro, joins Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin to chat about what is in it…and more. Also…the NJ legislature, with help from Alain…is starting to take action. Plus the latest from Ford. Tune in and subscribe! "
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 61-Marjory Blumnethal, Rand, Measuring Safety
F. Fishkin, Oct 13, "What’s need to ensure safety in driverless vehicles? In Episode 61 of Smart Driving Cars, Princeton University’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin are joined by the principal investigator for the just completed Rand autonomous vehicle safety project, Marjory Blumenthal. Tune in for that and more on the latest from Waymo, Tesla, Cadillac, Lyft and more."
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 60-Ed Felten, Princeton & Bryant Walker-Smith, U S. Carolina
F. Fishkin, Oct 6, "With Waymo poised to begin commercial driverless transportation in Arizona…is there reason to worry? In Episode 60 of the Smart Driving Cars Podcast, hosts Alain Kornhauser of Princeton and Fred Fishkin tackle that and more, joined by Ed Felton…a Princeton computer science professor who served as a technology advisor in the Obama administration and Bryant Walker Smith, legal expert from the U. of South Carolina. Tune in and subscribe!… Tune in and subscribe!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 59-Alex Roy, Basic Urban Mobility
F. Fishkin, Sept 28 "Basic Universal Mobility? Writer, editor, champion endurance driver and thought leader Alex Roy…joins Princeton University’s Alain Kornhauser and co-host Fred Fishkin for Episode 59 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast. Plus…Alain’s take on Tesla and Elon Musk….Toyota…and more..
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 58-Keith Code, Motorcycles
F. Fishkin, Sept 22 "In this edition of the Smart Driving Cars Podcast, Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and co-host Fred Fishkin are joined by the founder of the Superbike School, Keith Code. Keith is an instructor, coach, author and researcher into motorcycle safety…and a champion racer. Beyond that….he’s an old high school friend of Alain’s! And there’s more on BMW, Apple, VW and more! . Tune in and subscribe!"
Smart Driving Cars Podcast Episode 55-Larry Burns, Autonomy
F. Fishkin, Sept 6, "The coming new world of driverless cars! In Episode 55 of the Smart Driving Cars podcast former GM VP and adviser to Waymo Larry Burns chats with Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser and Fred Fishkin about his new book "Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World"