Monthly Archives: February 2018

3/3 Self-driving cars: the Real News



In Part 3, we discuss recent progress and prospects for widely available, substantially autonomous vehicles.  We’ll look at advances and leaders.

In this 3-part segment, we ask and answer: What’s real and what’s not in “self-driving?”  Which advances have near-term applications, and which vehicles are driving themselves already?  In Part 1, we quantified the enormous size of the transportation industry, and how that size means there’s no reason to exaggerate autonomy claims: partial autonomy and unrelated technology advances are making a big difference in everything from energy sources, to safety, to infotainment, and to utilization rates. In Part 2, we reviewed the history, challenges, and over promises in the field of vehicle autonomy.

This 3-part segment is a companion to our publication, Driverless Cars are Mostly Fake News, but the real parts are Big News to which you can subscribe here.


2/3 Self-driving cars: the Fake News



In Part 2, we review the history, challenges, and over promises in the field of vehicle autonomy.

In this 3-part segment, we ask and answer: What’s real and what’s not in “self-driving?”  Which advances have near-term applications, and which vehicles are driving themselves already?  In Part 1, we quantified the enormous size of the transportation industry, and how that size means there’s no reason to exaggerate autonomy claims: partial autonomy and unrelated technology advances are making a big difference in everything from energy sources, to safety, to infotainment, and to utilization rates. In Part 3, we will discuss recent progress and prospects for widely available, substantially autonomous vehicles.  We’ll look at advances and leaders.

This 3-part segment is a companion to our publication, Driverless Cars are Mostly Fake News, but the real parts are Big News to which you can subscribe here.


1/3 Tech & Cars: the Big News



What’s real and what’s not in “self-driving?”  Which advances have near-term applications, and which vehicles are driving themselves already?  In Part 1, we quantify the enormous size of the transportation industry, and how that size means there’s no reason to exaggerate autonomy claims: partial autonomy and unrelated technology advances are making a big difference in everything from energy sources, to safety, to infotainment, and to utilization rates.

In Part 2, we’ll review the history, challenges, and over promises in vehicle autonomy.  In Part 3, we’ll discuss recent progress and prospects for widely available, substantially autonomous vehicles.  We’ll look at advances and leaders.

This 3-part segment is a companion to our publication, Driverless Cars are Mostly Fake News, but the real parts are Big News to which you can subscribe here.


Josh Switkes, CEO & Founder, Peloton Technologies



Listen to Josh Switkes, CEO and co-founder of Peloton Technology, describe how his company enables safe tailgating between trucks, helping the industry save fuel and improve safety.   Understand why the company has raised $80MM from the likes of Intel, UPS and Volvo.

What’s unique about trucking? Why is Peloton’s implementation of limited autonomy, a proprietary truck communication technology, and a network operating center proving to be the right approach?  How does regulation influence Peloton?

Visit Josh at www.peloton-tech.com.  More about GTK, your host, our conferences, publications and subscriptions thereto.

A raw transcript is here.


Self-driving cars are mostly Fake News, but the Real parts are Big News



What’s real and what’s not in “self-driving?”  Which advances have near-term applications, and which vehicles are driving themselves already?

We start by quantifying the enormous size of the transportation industry, and how that size means there’s no reason to exaggerate autonomy claims: unrelated technology advances are making a big difference to everything from energy sources to safety to infotainment to utilization rates.  We’ll review the history, challenges, recent progress and forecast for widely available, substantially autonomous vehicles.  We’ll look at advances and leaders.

This episode is a companion to our publication, Driverless Cars are Mostly Fake News, but the real parts are Big News to which you can subscribe here.