Listen to Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer and also the President of the Power & Vision Division of $40 billion Tier 1 auto supplier Magna International, discuss the future of transportation and the influence of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and sharing. Hear his insights on a large organization like Magna stays at the cutting edge. What are Magna’s different styles of partnership with innovators such as Lyft, and why?
Electric vehicle adoption will threaten automotive profit distribution sooner than expected and much sooner than unit volumes would imply. Tesla has brought about this and many other large but less-noticed changes & threats. The Company has been afforded unprecedented (and sometimes counterproductive) latitude by customers, investors & the media.
Listen to Alysia Green, Chief Information Officer of Chevron’s upstream energy exploration business, describe the interaction of Information Technology and Operational Technology. She discusses what’s shared and what’s different, from an IT perspective, between “conventional” exploration and “unconventionals” (such as fracking in the Permian Basin). Learn about the practical solutions derived from today’s Big Data and artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies. Alysia describes the influence of human factors and safety on IT decisions.
Listen to Chuhee Lee, Vice President of Technology and Strategy, a veteran of Volkswagen of America’s Electronic Research Lab, describe how his group’s activities improve the user experience for the 11 million vehicles a year that the VW Group manufactures.
We’ll explore vehicle infotainment, autonomy, customization, and the evolving concept of “luxury”.
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?
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.
Ali Tabibian of GTK Partners will roadmap this series, describing how we’ll help Dear Listeners understand the world of artificial intelligence, data science, connectivity and sensors through their applications in cars and machines. He’ll answer your burning questions:
What is this series about anyway?
Why is tech in cars and machines so closely related?
Who are these GTK guys anyway, and why should I listen to them?
We’ll make it fun to digest our nutrient-packed, thoughtful content for those of you who like to learn.