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The chief engineer of Archer Aviation discusses the company’s recent FAA certification milestone, his work with global automaker Stellantis, and why humans will remain in the cockpit for the foreseeable future.
Sterling Anderson, co-founder of Aurora, and Nils Jaeger, president of Volvo Autonomous Solutions, delve into the technical details of integrating an automated-driving system and truck platform and discuss the business case for hub-to-hub freig
The chief operating officer of What3Words examines the shortcomings of traditional street addresses, the power of new microlocation tools and what's possible when the world is divided into three-meter squares.
Hakan Ekmen and Navid Firouz of engineering and consulting company umlaut discuss the "impressive" strides being made in fifth-generation wireless, 5G's potential to improve safety and enhance the in-vehicle experience and the company's latest
The CEO discusses the wide range of market opportunities, from mining to robotrucks; taking the SPAC route to public trading, navigating the chip crisis, and why “it's better to be selling the pickaxes in the gold rush.”
Zoox chief safety innovation officer Mark Rosekind explains his curious job title, reflects on his work as NHTSA administrator and NTSB board member, and describes his efforts to curb traffic deaths nationwide.
Five years after Columbus, Ohio, won the $50 million Smart City Challenge, program manager Mandy Bishop details the successes and challenges in implementing next-generation transportation technology.
The deputy assistant secretary for sustainable transportation in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy discusses the need for better batteries, why automation can reduce pollution, the advent of zero-emission airplanes and a hydr
Jody Kelman, head of Lyft’s autonomous division, details the company’s new deal with Ford and Argo AI, explains business insights gathered from driving data and recounts her first ride in a self-driving vehicle.
The veteran engineer and scientist, now CEO of a battery startup, discusses why it's critical for EVs to go longer distances, the need for a cheaper, safer and more sustainable alternative to nickel-cobalt, and why two batteries are better than
The venture capital firm's founding general partner tells why he sees opportunities in "zero-emission entrepreneurship," a growing role for driver monitoring and industrial AV players becoming more attractive targets than robotaxis.
Don Burnette, CEO and co-founder of Kodiak Robotics, discusses fresh investments from Bridgestone and BMW iVentures, Kodiak’s unique mapping strategy and building a truck-specific self-driving system.
Hassounah's Silicon Valley startup has a Lego-like system for quickly removing and replacing battery modules. He discusses his company’s approach to swapping and what it could mean, especially for fleet and ride-share drivers.
Jeff Miller, assistant chief engineer on Super Cruise, discusses the latest on the driver-assist system’s planned deployment on more than 20 models by 2023, advances that now allow lane changing, and progress on other enhancements.
Raquel Urtasun, former head of Uber ATG’s R&D efforts, discusses her new self-driving startup, new ways to utilize machine learning in self-driving systems and why trucks are the natural first use case for automated-driving tech.
Hemant Sikaria, CEO and co-founder of Sibros, sheds light on how automakers can handle complex software in cars, his role in helping Tesla pioneer over-the-air updates and how to distill meaningful insights from vehicular data.
The National Transportation Safety Board member and President Biden’s nominee to become the board’s new chair discusses increased traffic fatalities, ongoing examinations of new automotive technology and the NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” of safety
Hyundai's Pam Cohn on the connection between automakers and aviation (Episode 98) by Automotive News
Christophe Marnat, executive vice president of electronics and advanced safety systems at global supplier ZF, discusses the evolution of driver monitoring into occupant monitoring, clarity in naming assist systems and new advances on the sensor
Anthony Foxx on building the long road to transportation equity (Episode 96) by Automotive News
The CEO of sensor startup Light discusses the company’s 3D camera technology, how it can perceive objects at ranges three times farther than current industry standards and its potential for improving automated-driving systems.
Liza Dixon, a Ph.D. candidate studying human-machine interaction, discusses the dangers of automakers overstating the capabilities of their driver-assist systems and the delicate trust they must forge between motorists and technology.
Matt Cram, chief commercial officer at Aerion Supersonic, discusses the rebirth and future of supersonic air travel and the company’s partnership-minded approach to creating a “global mobility network.”
An international expansion. A new vehicle platform. A new senior management team. May Mobility CEO Edwin Olson discusses the company’s series of changes over the past year and its overall place in the transportation ecosystem.
Move over, Uber and Lyft? Raven Hernandez, founder and CEO of startup Earth Rides, discusses why she’s launched a Nashville ride-hailing network with Teslas, a Ford Mustang Mach-E and Polestar electric vehicles, and how she’s found quick succes
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