The Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem- Extended Edition

The world of autonomous vehicles (AVs) extends far beyond the likes of Waymo, Cruise Automation, Uber and other well-known operators. Many specialized firms are vying to sell pickaxes during the gold rush that is the largest transportation revolution since the automobile. This is a deep dive into their expanding ecosystem in three parts: an overview … Continue reading The Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem- Extended Edition

Self-driving bikes

Recently there have been rumblings about the next thing in micromobility: micro-autonomy. This was actually a Google April Fool’s joke in 2016. But are the pieces now actually coming together? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSZPNwZex9steUsing the self-driving technology stack as a framework, I’ve considered the possibility of building a self-driving bike for shared fleet use. Tl;dr: it’s feasible to … Continue reading Self-driving bikes

Micro autonomy’s family tree

Rumblings about the combination of micromobility + self-driving tech have gotten louder in the last several weeks. One can examine this from two angles: Research the vehicles that already exist (read this post) Analyze how a micro-autonomous vehicle would function across the self-driving tech stack (stay tuned) First, a few overall thoughts… Commercialization is unsolved. … Continue reading Micro autonomy’s family tree