The YouTube channel Like Tesla gets an early look at an as-of-yet unreleased version of a Tesla Model 3 with additional self-driving capabilities. When you see her call the car from her phone reminds me of watching Knight Rider when I was a kid, where Michael Knight would summon his car, KITT, with a call from his watch. What a time to be alive!
IGN test drives the latest update to Tesla’s Autopilot.
Does it get us closer to a self-driving world?
In this video, Seeker asks the question: “How closer are we to a self-driving world?”
Here’s an interesting video from CNBC on the rise (and economic impact) of self-driving trucks. They make many of the same points that I did in this DataPoint episode.
Lex Fridman scores the mother of all interview guests for his podcast when he sits down with Elon Musk to talk about Tesla’s Autopilot feature.
In this Data Point, Frank ponders the wider impact on jobs and businesses related to self-driving cars that are not immediately obvious. From driving schools to truck stops, everyone will feel the change.The question then becomes: how can we prepare the workforce for the impending upheaval in the job market? Will teaching to the test cut it? Or are we going to have to make learning play and play learning?
Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv
Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google Alphabet, is selling the laser-mapping sensors used on its driverless vehicles to other companies.
In the video below, Waymo CEO Tekedra Mawakana discusses the move with Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology.”
While Uber is known as one of the pioneers in self-driving vehicels, its autonomous vehicle division has been a source of contention for investors. TechCrunch recently reported numbers that were less than flattering : The ride-hailing company was spending $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies.The Wall Street Journal estimates that Uber spent about $750 million on building out self-driving technologies before scaling back in 2018.
However, all is not bleak: Uber ’s autonomous vehicle unit may be about to get a massive ($1 billion+) cash injection?
It’s highly possible, according to news reports indicating a group of investors including SoftBank Group is putting money into the division. The Wall Street Journal reported last night that Uber, more formally known as Uber Technologies Inc., was in “late-stage” discussions with a consortium that would invest in the startup’s self-driving vehicle division.
Here’s an interesting look at how autonomous vehicles will change that last mile of logistics in this interview with Aurora CEO Chris Urmson.
Code Bullet experiments with a brand new (form him) algorithm, QLearning, and teaches an AI how to drive.