Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Episode 43 - Self Driving Cars and the Cycle of Adoption

Episode 43 - Self Driving Cars and the Cycle of Adoption

Self Driving Cars are often in the news, and this month the chatter has picked up! Waymo wants to launch in Phoenix, and GM is investing heavily in it's self driving division.

But what does this mean? Will we see true autonomous taxis soon, or will there be a transition period - and what will it look like? We cut through news articles that try to paint a positive or negative story based on the same facts. Aaron joins me today to discuss these issues.

Also - Google Hangout's demise alongside Google Plus!

Articles and Links

The Verge: Google Hangouts Shutdown
9to5google on the same

Pew Research 2014: Accelerating rate of Technology Adoption

NYTimes: General Motors invests in Cruise, their self driving car division
Current Car Production Stats

Forbes article on Waymo
BI on Waymo’s Safety Drivers

Self Driving Car Classifications
0: Automated warnings and interventions
1: Hands on
2: Hands Off
3: Eyes Off
4: Mind Off
5: Remove the Steering Wheel

Previous Episodes

Episode 42 on Google Plus Collections
Episode 38 with the Predictions Panel on Self Driving Cars
Episode 36 on the Google Graveyard

Episode 44 - Ranking Foursquare Tips with Enrique Cruz

Episode 44 - Ranking Foursquare Tips with Enrique Cruz

Episode 42 - Untouched Civilizations, Media Evolution, and GPlus Collections

Episode 42 - Untouched Civilizations, Media Evolution, and GPlus Collections