Bill Kahn is the Principal Engineer & Manager Advanced Concepts at Peterbilt Motors. He talks with John McElroy about where the truck builder stands on autonomous technology. While it is working and testing a number of technologies, Peterbilt is looking to help the driver, not replace them.
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW’s Gift Cards: Will $500 make a difference to US customers? - LA Auto Show Preview: The hottest cars unveiled in the City of Angels. - Dieselgate Fallout: Bob Lutz blames Ferdinand Piech
Special Guest: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector with Panhard 24 BT in studio
- Automotive Innovations that have been lost to history
All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Steve Toebes is the VP of Engineering at Harvest Automation. The company makes autonomous robots that are mainly used in warehouses and on farms where they perform mundane, tedious work. In the following clip, Steve talks with John McElroy about marrying the trucking industry with automated robots.
It broke in mid-September but had been boiling for some time. Volkswagen, the largest automaker in the world had done wrong with its diesel engines. VW was hoping it might go away but this huge story has done nothing but grow. On this week’s Autoline, John McElroy is joined by an all-star panel including, Csaba Csere, Contributing Editor, Car and Driver, Pulitzer Prize reporter Joe White from Reuters and AutoPacific car analyst Dave Sullivan, to look at what VW did and if it can get itself out of this global quagmire.
Magnus Rilbe is the Manager of Vehicle Dynamics & Active Safety at AB Volvo. He talks with John McElroy about how the truck arm of Volvo is working toward self-driving trucks. It currently has good vehicle dynamics and has been working with active safety for years, but now the truck maker is moving toward automation.
Jude Hurin is the Services Manager at the Nevada DMV. He talks with John McElroy about how the state is out in front of other states and countries in regards to regulation for autonomous technology and how it’s working so the program continues to be successful.
Joshua Switkes is the Founder and CEO of Peloton Technology. He talks with John McElroy about how the Californian startup is working to improve truck safety and efficiency by electronically linking them together, what’s called platooning. At the moment Peloton is working on both retrofit and OEM solutions that should be hitting the market in the near future.