Airspace Experience Technologies co-founder and Chief Product Officer Anita Sengupta joins Pete and Leslie to talk about her past at NASA helping the Curiosity rover land on Mars and her current role in getting personal air transportation off the ground.
In this episode, Leslie and Pete talk to Robbie Miller, chief safety officer at Pronto, a company developing advanced driver assistance systems for trucks. He discusses how he became a whistleblower at Uber, why miles driven may not be the best way of measuring safety, and what he’s up to now.
In this episode, Pete and Leslie sit down with Carla Bailo, president and CEO of Center for Automotive Research, who previews this year ’s Management Briefing Seminars. She also talks about smart cities, industry trends and what’s next for MBS.
On this episode, Leslie and Pete speak to Bryan Salesky, co-founder of Argo AI about the company’s partnership with Volkswagen. He also discusses how lessons learned from the DARPA challenge and his work at Google helped form his approach to building a self-driving system.
On this episode, Pete discusses V2X, the role of data in mobility and upcoming autonomous vehicle deployments with ITS America CEO Shailen Bhatt. Later, Leslie sits down with Michelin’s Cyrille Roget to examine the company’s recent airless tire announcement.
Pete talks with John Krafcik on the latest developments from Waymo, including the company's fifth-generation self-driving system and international aspirations. Leslie and Pete share takeaways from the Shift event held in Mountain View, California, earlier this month.
On this episode, Pete and new Shift editor Leslie Allen talk to famed roboticist Red Whittaker on his past as a DARPA Urban Challenge champion and his views on the state of autonomous vehicles. They also talk to Magna CTO Swamy Kotagiri about the company’s AV developments and his predictions for AV tech.
In this episode, Pete talks to Aurora Innovation co-founder Sterling Anderson about the company’s big lidar-related acquisition. Pete also discusses the precarious state of life-saving connected-car tech with Greg Winfree, executive director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
On this episode of Shift, Pete talks to Alisyn Malek of May Mobility about the company’s latest self-driving shuttle deployment and its aim of solving first-mile, last-mile challenges. He also spoke with Michael Dunne of ZoZo Go about the Trump administration’s ongoing tariff battle with China, and its larger impact on the country’s ambitions to be the dominant player in tech.
On this episode of Shift, Pete talks to Jessica Robinson from the Michigan Mobility Institute about the region’s talent pipeline. That’s followed by a conversation with anthropologist Madeleine Clare Elish about her research paper Moral Crumple Zones: Cautionary Tales in Human-Robot Interaction.
On this episode of Shift: A podcast about mobility, Sharon and Pete talk to Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research about the company’s automated driving vehicle leaderboard. They also discuss mobility challenges in urban areas and ways to combat them.
On this episode of Shift: A podcast about mobility, Sharon and Pete talk to Claudia Laughridge from Terry Reid Auto Group. They also discuss the recent one year anniversary of the Uber crash in Tempe, Arizona, which claimed the life of a pedestrian and continues to have big implications for the autonomous vehicle industry.
On this episode of Shift: The Mobility Podcast, Sharon and Pete talk to Jim Adler from Toyota AI Ventures. They also discuss South by Southwest, Navigant Research’s leaderboard for automated vehicles, the DOT’s response to a GM request and AAA’s study on consumer attitudes toward self-driving cars.
Starting March 18, Futurismo will become Shift: A podcast about mobility. Every other week, Automotive News reporters Sharon Carty and Pete Bigelow will take an optimistic yet skeptical eye at the new tech and business models planned for the auto industry. Join Sharon and Pete for a recap of the news of the week and a chat with a leading newsmaker in the industry.
In “Rainbow Road,” the Season 3 finale of Automotive News’ “Futurismo” podcast, host Shiraz Ahmed journeys to Orlando to see how one company, lidar startup Luminar Technologies, is preparing for the next chapter of the autonomous vehicle age. The manufacturer of sensors that act as the “eyes” of self-driving vehicles has tie-ups with Toyota and Volvo. We tour Luminar’s r&d operations, test its technology and hear about the challenges ahead in the race to self-driving vehicles.
In “Going Home,” the seventh episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we talk with Saginaw city leaders about the role advanced transportation technologies will play in the future of small-town America. Listen to the episode above or wherever you get your podcasts.
In “How to Make a Million Dollars,” the sixth episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we chat with Jim Adler, managing director of Toyota AI Ventures, the Japanese carmaker’s venture capital arm. He has invested in companies ranging from lidar sensor developers to low-level autonomous shuttle providers. We talk to Adler about how he found his way to venture capital, what a startup needs to do to impress him and why corporate investors — such as himself — can sometimes “smother” startups. Go to...
In the fifth episode of Season 3 of Futurismo, Automotive News' podcast on tomorrow's cars, we're going to look closely at the relationship between the car and the driver -- or, maybe in the future, the passenger. "We treat technology as another social actor, and certainly we treat our cars that way with or without the technology," said Pamela Pavliscak, a researcher at Chance Sciences interviewed in this episode.