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August 27th, 2015 at 2:00pm

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NVIDIA’s Brain Teaches a Car to Think – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 26th, 2015 at 5:03pm

Danny Shapiro is the Senior Director of Automotive for NVIDIA. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s supercomputer “brain” for autonomous cars, which accepts all of the automobile’s sensory inputs and makes sense of them. Shapiro demonstrates how NVIDIA’s hardware can tell the difference between trucks, cars, police vehicles, ambulances and so forth. He also makes his prediction for when we’ll see the first autonomous cars ready for primetime.

My Car is More Autonomous than Your Car – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 26th, 2015 at 3:02pm

Manuela Papadopol is the Global Marketing Director for Elektrobit Automotive. She talks with John McElroy about the changing face of marketing as the era of self-driving vehicles closes in. She says that as the driver becomes a passenger we will see the battle between “economy and business class” accommodations in vehicles.

Auto Tune: “Busload of Faith” by Lou Reed

August 26th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

Lou_Reed_New_YorkI’ve never actually loved New York City though I do worship Lou Reed’s contributions to our musical lexicon. So I guess, by extension, I must love New York because that’s exactly who Lou Reed was. The city was infused in both him and his in early six decades of work. Whether it was the hustle on the streets, the banging cabs, the screech of the subway and those unique, interesting people he always sang about, it was always there.

In fact Lou loved NYC so much he even devoted an entire album to the city called, simply enough, New York. From that album we could’ve chosen a half-a-dozen songs that would’ve fit our Auto Tunes criteria, however, “Busload of Faith” stands above the rest.

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Inside the Connected Vehicle Trade Association – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 26th, 2015 at 2:00pm

Scott McCormick is the President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association. He talks with John McElroy about what the organization does for its members to keep them educated about the state of connected vehicles and about other functions of the association performs.

The Cost of a Crashproof Car – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 25th, 2015 at 5:21pm

Richard Wallace is the Director of Transportation Systems Analysis at the Center for Automotive Research. He talks with John McElroy about when autonomous cars will be available to real consumers and what they will cost. Wallace asks: what premium would you pay for a car that can never crash?

Making Cars Safe Through Open Source – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 25th, 2015 at 3:02pm

Joel Hoffmann is with Renesas Electronics. He talks with John McElroy about taking car software open source to iterate faster and close security holes. Hoffmann discusses the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit consortium of auto companies, tier one suppliers and software manufacturers advocating for open source solutions in automotive.

Understanding Consumer Acceptance of Self-Driving Tech – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 25th, 2015 at 12:41pm

Craig Giffi is the Vice Chairman and U.S. Automotive Leader for Deloitte. He talks with John McElroy about what research says about consumer acceptance and adoption of autonomous technology. According to Giffi there is a great disparity between what drivers in developed countries want and what customers in emerging markets will accept — the difference may surprise you.

2017 Cadillac CT6 is Hands-Free Autonomous – Autonomous Cars 2015

August 25th, 2015 at 12:10pm

Cem Saraydar is the Director of the Electrical and Control Systems Research Lab for General Motors. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s Super Cruise feature, which will debut on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan. Saraydar tells Autoline that, unlike luxury competitors, drivers will not have to keep their hands on the steering wheel while driving autonomously.

Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from Autonomous Cars 2015

August 24th, 2015 at 4:37pm


Join John McElroy as he visits Autonomous Cars 2015! Autoline is bringing you ongoing coverage of the latest industry insights about self-driving cars.

Keep checking as we post the latest automaker interviews, hot off the conference floor. Personalities already scheduled to appear:

Cem Saraydar with General Motors
Danny Shapiro with NVIDIA
Joel Hoffmann with Renesas Electronics Corp.
Craig Giffi with Deloitte
Manuela Papadopol with Elektrobit

Ongoing Autonomous Cars Coverage
August 25-26, 2015