Autonomous Vehicles and the Insurance Industry – the first to be affected

Big changes are coming to the world. As AV’s come in they are going to change how people move around the country and oh boy are they going to eliminate a lot of jobs. Earlier this week, I was asked to speak at the 2017 Digital Insurance (DigIn) conference in

Levels of Autonomy

This is a short post, but its important! I am sure I will reference it many times throughout the posts on this site. As autonomy becomes more advanced, the Autonomous Vehicle industry has settled on 5 “levels” of autonomy to help determine just how advanced an AV is.  Here they

Donald Trump, Society and Economics, and the Autonomous Vehicle

Part of America is dying. That’s pretty evident – as jobs are shipped overseas (or to Mexico), or being downright eliminated by new technology, the blue-collar worker life style is becoming ever more difficult. I heard a great example of this listening to NPR the other day – All things considered

Dynamic Ride Sharing

The dynamic ridesharing model is probably the most efficient model achievable to move people around during high demand times (rush hours) .  In dynamic ridesharing, a car driver and passenger(s) share a vehicle based on an automatic ride-matching process. The car driver plans his trip and, via an app, offers unoccupied seats for

Austin Mayor Steve Adler on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Mayor Steve Adler has voiced his persistent support for autonomous vehicles. In a recent interview with KUT, Mayor Adler discussed self driving vehicles: “I think Austin is a unique opportunity to help foster the development of autonomous vehicles, I would love for Austin to be at the forefront not only