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A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.

A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.
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Palo Alto, CA

Description:

A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.

Language:

English


Episodes

87 – Q4 2017

2/12/2018
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We unpack Tesla’s Q4 2017 results. We cover the high level financial results, production updates on Model 3, new details on Model Y, Elon’s perspective on LiDAR, when we can expect the full self driving cross country drive, and how Tesla is still aiming to be the best at manufacturing. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:46:10

86 – Elon + Tesla + 10 Years = $650B?

1/30/2018
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We unpack Tesla’s recent unveiling of their new 10-year CEO performance award. Building on Elon’s previous compensation package, the board has created a plan that is 100% based on performance, targeting $650B in market cap along with revenue and EBITDA targets. We cover what this says about Elon’s long term involvement with Tesla, what Tesla will have to do to achieve these goals, and we debate the virtue of such a massive compensation plan. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please...

Duration:01:03:15

85 – Comma.ai

1/23/2018
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We discuss the company Comma.ai and their path toward developing “the Android of self-driving car software”. We cover their founding, connection to Tesla, their open source approach, how their approach is similar to Tesla in many ways – believing in fleet-learning and commodity sensors and powerful software. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:15:36

84 – Q4 2017 Production and Deliveries

1/9/2018
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We unpack Tesla’s Q4 2017 production and delivery report. Tesla delivered a record 29,870 vehicles, of which 15,200 were Model S, 13,120 were Model X, and 1,550 were Model 3. We cover the progress Tesla made in the quarter on Model 3, how that compares to the Model S and Model X ramp and why this upcoming quarter is so critical to proving the mass production capabilities of Model 3. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the...

Duration:00:48:04

83 – Tesla in 2018

1/1/2018
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We discuss our expectations for Tesla in the year ahead. We cover the progress we expect to see in Autopilot, how the Model 3 ramp is going and what it says about where Tesla will be in 2018, if and when we will see Model Y, what special feature Elon may be talking about for the Pickup, software improvements for the fleet, and Superchargers. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life:...

Duration:01:21:33

82 – Cruise

12/12/2017
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We discuss Cruise, the company GM acquired to lead their autonomous efforts last year for nearly $1B. We cover their origins as an aftermarket kit for Audi’s, how Kyle Vogt their founder got his start with self driving cars at MIT, and the progress the company has made thus far, and how they plan to launch a fully autonomous ride-sharing service in early 2019 in San Francisco. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show...

Duration:01:22:25

81 – 1,000 Miles with Model 3

11/28/2017
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We do a deep dive into living with the Model 3 for two weeks and over 1,000 miles. Caleb drove the Model 3 from Palo Alto to LA and back and lived with it for two weeks. We discuss everything about the vehicle from Autopilot, to the interior, to ergonomics to the UI, and more. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:36:53

80 – Semi + Roadster

11/21/2017
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We discuss the Semi event, what it was like being there, what we found most impactful about the Semi, and what the Roadster means as a halo vehicle for Tesla. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:19:10

79 – Model 3 First Drive

11/14/2017
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We discuss Caleb’s experience driving the Model 3. We dig deep into everything about the experience from the exterior, interior, driving dynamics, Autopilot, and more. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:15:49

78 – Q3 2017

11/7/2017
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Special guest Rob Maurer joins Caleb to unpack Tesla’s Q3 2017earnings. We cover the high level numbers, the S & X business, energy, service & superchargers, Autopilot, and the big news around the Model 3 ramp. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:40:11

77 – Model 3 in Depth with Trevor Page

10/31/2017
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In a special episode guest host Trevor Page of the Model 3 Owners Club joins Caleb to discuss his recent hour long video of his time two days with the Model 3. We cover the exterior, interior, UI, the ergonomics of the touch screen, driving experience, the app and the keycard and more. Watch the video Trevor and Ken made here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DT0vDMWsq4

Duration:01:06:31

76 – Levels of Autonomy

10/24/2017
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We discuss the major automakers goals for full autonomy timelines, Tesla’s Level 4 & 5 timelines, what the SAE levels really mean, and how we expect Tesla and others will actually roll out Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 self driving systems. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:08:42

75 – Nvidia

10/17/2017
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We cover one of Tesla’s key suppliers for Autopilot – Nvidia. We discus their history, differences between GPUs and CPUs, why Nvidia is entering the self-driving car arena, and what their strategy is to help companies like Tesla achieve the goal of a fully self-driving car. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:00:49:42

74 – Get Your Musk to Mars

10/11/2017
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We cover Elon and SpaceX’s plans to colonize Mars with their BFR. We unpack why Mars at all, how SpaceX has been laying the foundation for the key technologies needed for BFR with Falcon 9 and Dragon, how a Moon base fits in, and their vision for point to point earth transportation powered by BFR. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:37:51

73 – Leaf Anxiety and Model 3 Details

9/26/2017
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We discuss our recent trip with a Nissan Leaf to the Tesla factory. We experienced range anxiety for real. We also unpack the recent details about the Model 3 that have come out through different FCC filings, first responder manuals, and first hand accounts of new owners. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:19:12

72 – HD Maps with a Special Guest

9/12/2017
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We do a deep dive into HD maps and speak with former Tesla Autopilot software engineer Andrew Kouri. Andrew is now co-founder and CEO of lvl5 a startup building HD maps using computer vision and crowdsourcing by paying people to record their drives with their smartphones. We discuss the different approaches to HD maps, why companies like Tesla and others working towards self driving will utilize HD maps, and how you can build HD maps from crowdsourced driving video using deep neural...

Duration:00:46:50

71 – Simulate All the Things

9/5/2017
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We discuss how simulation has continued to increase in importance in the development and validation of self driving vehicles and how Tesla and others are using simulation. We unpack the evolution of simulation from playback of driving events, to simulating a new drive, to actually training neural networks inside the simulation. Simulation is a key enabler for massive scaling and improvement of the software. Article and video we discussed: Inside Waymo’s Carcraft Simulator -...

Duration:01:00:11

70 – OpenAI

8/29/2017
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We discuss OpenAI – its origins, connection to Elon Musk, what they are working on, and how general human (and superhuman) level AI will have profound effects on everything. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:21:55

69 – Dissonance in Your Product Line

8/22/2017
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We cover the big updates since the first Model 3 deliveries. Starting with the official accessories on the Tesla shop. We also cover Ultra White seats sightings, new details about the Aero wheels, battery capacity and the decision to move to long range naming, permanent magnet motor switchover. We also explain more about the Keycard and Tesla Phone Key feature. And we end with the new interior camera and Autopilot HW 2.5. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using...

Duration:01:14:00

68 – Q2 2017

8/8/2017
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We unpack Tesla’s Q2 2017 results. We discuss the latest updates for Model 3 production and margin targets, Autopilot upcoming releases, a change in strategy for Model Y, Solar roof installations, Supercharger and service updates, and more. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration:01:21:32

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