Category Archives: Sensors

Swamy Kotagiri, CTO, Magna International

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?

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Everybody Hates Tesla, Part 2

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.

This 2-part episode is a companion to our publication, Everybody Hates Tesla .

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Behrooz Abdi, CEO, TDK InvenSense (MEMS / automotive sensors)

Listen to Behrooz Abdi, Chief Executive Officer of TDK InvenSense, describe the genesis of the microelectromechanical or MEMS sensor.   Behrooz explains why he thinks many years of growth and innovation is ahead for the industry, how sensor fusion can provide smart answers at the network edge without needing to access the cloud, and why smartphone sensors are encroaching on industrial applications.  Behrooz describes why the acquisition of public company InvenSense by TDK was the right decision from a technology and manufacturing perspective.

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William Santana Li, CEO & Founder, Knightscope security robots

Listen to William Santana Li, Founder and CEO of Knightscope, and a Ford Motor Company veteran, describe how he’s raised $40MM without venture capital to build the leading security robot company.

Understand how Knightscope focuses on the near-term-possible in autonomy to achieve commercial deployments today.

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Introduction.

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.

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