It is mind blowing how fast the AV industry is moving. From the consumer point of view, it may feel like self-driving cars are taking forever, but behind the scenes, the positive energy and determination of the people developing the technology is driving the industry forward. The motivation for many is safer mobility, one that doesn’t mean lives lost on the road everyday.
This map of AV industry from 2017 looks so outdated.
A lot of new activity and consolidation has happened since this map was published by David Silver. …
The first time you experience Autopilot in a Tesla or ride in a test vehicle developed by one of the technology developers, you have made a decision to trust the system.
To make this feeling more pronounced, ask yourself this question: how would you feel the first time you let your teenager drive a Tesla in Autopilot mode?
Or: would you step in front of an autonomous vehicle with no human behind the wheel?
At Collisure, we’ve been asking ourselves and our driver members these questions for some time. …
With the invention of the automobile in the late 19th century came the inevitable side effect of automobile collisions. New car owners were free to drive their cars around with no insurance and victims were left to their own devices to recover damages. In the UK, the 1930 Road Traffic Act made car insurance mandatory. In the US, apart from Massachusetts, this came a lot later. New York legislature passed their compulsory car insurance law in 1956. Many other states followed with no such requirement in New Hampshire to date!
With the invention of self-driving (semi or fully automated), the…
The automated driving market is unique. With no widely-available commercial product in the market yet, investors are still investing billions of dollars into the promise of this life-changing technology. There are lots of developers, PoCs and products but no actual service is being provided to consumers or businesses except in limited numbers and areas.
Morgan Stanley projects that the benefits of automated driving (safer roads, cleaner environment and more productive trips in vehicles) could be worth as much as $1.3 trillion a year for the US economy.
In a previous post in July, I covered the financial activity in H1…
The computer-animated fantasy Soul, beautifully displays the concept of working in the Zone, that special place which can only be understood when experienced.
I’ve been thinking about ways to create a startup culture where getting in the zone becomes easier. When I invest in early stage startups, I work with entrepreneurs who want to build their own startup cultures. We discuss topics such as purpose and happiness at work which usually lead to meaningful conversations with CEOs and their teams. We talk about the concepts of being in the zone, conscious leadership and being open, curious and committed to learning.
The era of modern insurance began in the 17th century when London’s importance as a trade center led to increasing demand for ship and cargo insurance. Edward Lloyd’s coffee house became recognized as the place to go for marine information and soon for insurance, too — and it’s here that the Lloyd’s we know today began. The journey from a coffee house to this is a truly fascinating one!
Peter Diamandis mentions this history in his recent article about the future of insurance: “The bankers who frequented Lloyd’s were willing to collect premiums in exchange for taking shipping risks. They…
In this series, we’ll provide updates on the major news and developments in the world of automated driving safety. Feel free to send me your comments or point me to relevant news to be featured in the next post.
There were three major updates in October:
Ever since my first venture in 2013 in the fast-growing smartphone market, I have been looking for a similarly large and innovative market. Recently, I helped a startup working on autonomous vehicles and realized how the changes in the mobility market will impact our lives dramatically to give us cleaner air, safer roads, and more efficient transportation.
These benefits are the result of four major trends which have made Uber and Tesla, two leaders in shared and electrified vehicles, household brands.
More work is needed to make drivers, vehicles, and roads safer and avoid road fatalities. Fully automated vehicles should…
In this new series, we’ll provide frequent updates on the major news and developments in the world of automated driving safety. Feel free to send me your comments or upcoming news to be featured in the next post.
There were three major updates in August:
Crash tests have become an essential part of introducing new vehicles to market. As new vehicles are becoming smarter, I’ve been thinking about new mobility risks in a world of ACES (automated, connected, electrified and shared) vehicles.
To feel confident that we’re ready for this world, especially one where automated driving is commonplace, I’ve been trying to answer a few questions and find enough evidence to verify if and how roads are going to be safer with more technology in vehicles. Here are my questions:
Big questions about automated driving safety:
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