Alex, Damon and Ed discuss Maslow's Hierarchy of Transportation as viewed through the Tesla Model 3 and Alex's screed on Elon Musk's asymmetric war against the auto industry.

Jordan Hart and Bradley D'Souza set a new record for driving from LA to New York in a Tesla using the Autopilot system. In this episode, Alex–the previous record-holder–and Ed interview Hart and D'Souza, breaking down the strategy and secrets of their record-setting run.

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, sits down with Alex and Ed to discuss the effects of automation on transportation workers across the country. Minorities and those with high school educations are set to have their livelihoods upended, and technology leaders and regulators need to begin taking action now to avoid disaffecting massive swaths of the population.

Alex and Ed sit down with Greg Rogers of the ENO Center for Transportation to discuss its latest report, "Beyond Speculation: Automated Vehicles and Public Policy". The trio tackle the regulatory hurdles and continued confusion surrounding AVs, and how companies and legislators can be better stewards of the technology.

Alex, Ed, and Damon discuss Secretary Chao's strange comments on autonomous driving levels (among other things), the latest in the WaymUber Saga, and video collection by Tesla. Alex finds something strange in his last few Lyfts and we give props to a friend in the industry (not Matt Farah).

Reilly Brennan, the doula of the Autonocast, joins us for our first interview. Brennan is the man behind the Future of Transportation newsletter, Trucks, as well as a lecturer at Stanford where he's putting impressionable minds in front of some of the most interesting founders, engineers, and executives in transportation.

Navigant is out with a new report that's left many, including us, scratching our heads. Damon and Alex catch Ed up on the latest Self-Racing Cars event before discussing the latest lawsuits and startups. 

Uber is still the topic du jour, for worse and worse. Ed provides the low-down on the latest AV suggestions from the German government, while Alex gets into the concept of "augmented driving" and teases a big announcement at this weekend's Self-Racing Cars event at Thunderhill Raceway.

What does Uber's implosion teach us? Lots. And it isn't just about Uber. Plus, what's going on inside Secretary Chao's DoT, the latest from GM's Maven, Waymo/Uber allegations, and Hotz/Musk fanfic. 

The trio talk acquisitions, OEMs, and Mobileye, particularly how big-money investments are just the latest way to show you’re serious about autonomy—even if you have nothing to show. Tesla’s HW2-equipped vehicles are getting updates to bring them up to HW1-spec, oh, and a reminder about why this stuff is important: 2016 auto fatality estimates have broken the 40k mark for the first time in years.

California releases last year's autonomous testing results and the data tells *some* of the story. Ed may be responsible for more deaths. Again. We also chat about the Daimler-Uber tie-up, along with Cadillac Book and the normal detritus you've come to love and loathe. 

Ed interviews Amitai Bin-Nun, the director of autonomous vehicle initiative's at Securing America's Future Energy, and is joined by SAFE's VP of content and communications, Leslie Hayward to discuss data sharing, partnering for the greater good, and the challenges ahead for self-driving car companies and suppliers.

We survived the holidays, CES, and Detroit, so we're back to discuss the insanity in Vegas, including Faraday Future's hyper-hyped second act, along with 15 years of car spying, and yes, the incoming Trump administration's tactics with the Big 3. 

Remember December? It was the run-up to CES... Faraday Future was on the ropes, Uber was doing its usual thing (flaunting rules to its own ends), and Waymo launched, kinda-sorta-spinning-out from Alphabet/Google/X. We talked about it all, but lost it to the recording demons. While we're slaying them, here's the lost episode thanks to Ed's backup recording.

Alex and Damon sit down in a noisy bar to discuss the LA Auto Show, Automobility LA, and who is plotting to kill us.

We're back from the LA Auto Show and out of our tryptophanic haze to discuss Comma.ai's decision to go open-source to avoid troublesome regulations, Elaine Chao's appointment to head up the DoT under the Trump administration, NHTSA's letter to GM about Cadillac's SuperCruise, and more. 

Alex, Damon, and Ed chat about Comma.ai's decision to cancel its first project, the cognitive dissonance between the ideal world and reality, and what's to be done about data.

Tesla's big Autopilot announcement leaves more questions than answers, but it's the picture of clarity compared to LeEco's U.S. launch this week. And are journalists complicit in killing people when they report on the problems with autonomous technology?