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