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Peter Kosak, Executive Director of Urban Mobility at General Motors (Credit: Maven)

Peter Kosak, Executive Director of Urban Mobility at General Motors (Credit: Maven)

Episode 1: GM's Maven and The Future of Car Sharing with Peter Kosak

We sit down with Peter Kosak (GM's Executive Director of Urban Mobility) and Paul Pebbles (CTO of Maven) to discuss the future of car-sharing and how GM is approaching the industry. Peter and Paul lead Maven, a car-sharing service created by General Motors. We discuss their connectivity technology and the future of the service, including peer-to-peer sharing and autonomous electric vehicles.

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Ian Wright, Wrightspeed Founder and CEO (Credit: Wrightspeed)

Ian Wright, Wrightspeed Founder and CEO (Credit: Wrightspeed)

Episode 2: Electrifying semi-trucks with Ian Wright, CEO of Wrightspeed and Tesla Co-Founder

We sit down with Ian Wright the CEO and founder of Wrightspeed and one of the co-founders of Tesla. Over the past decade, Ian and his team at Wrightspeed have been developing the most advanced powertrains for heavy and medium duty trucks. Wrightspeed's powertrains power vehicles ranging from Fed-Ex delivery trucks to 30+ ton garbage trucks. But just before Tesla unveils their highly anticipated electric semi-truck, Ian shares his expertise and Wrightspeed's ambitions on the same space.

 

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Carrie Morton, Deputy Director at MCity (Credit: University of Michigan)

Carrie Morton, Deputy Director at MCity (Credit: University of Michigan)

Episode 3: Testing the future of Connected and Self-Driving Cars at MCity

We discuss the future of self-driving cars and how they are being tested at MCity. MCity is a public-private partnership at the University of Michigan to test self-driving and connected vehicles. Carrie Morton is the Deputy Director of MCity and oversees all day-to-day operations.
Stay tuned to next week's episode on self-driving vehicles and how we are developing the technology needed to enable them.

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Lvl5's founders, (left to right) Erik Reed, Andrew Kouri, and George Tall (Credit: Lvl5)

Lvl5's founders, (left to right) Erik Reed, Andrew Kouri, and George Tall (Credit: Lvl5)

Episode 4: The Future of HD-Mapping, LVL5 CEO Andrew Kouri

Andrew Kouri, CEO of LvL5, and Christian discuss how his company is creating crowdsourced HD maps for automakers. Rather than relying on expensive camera systems and LiDAR, LVL5 deployed an app for users to collect data from their phones!

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Marc Fenigstein, CEO and Co-Founder of Alta Motors (Credit: Alta Motors)

Marc Fenigstein, CEO and Co-Founder of Alta Motors (Credit: Alta Motors)

Episode 5: Electric Motorcycles are ridiculously fast, with Alta Motors CEO Marc Fenigstein

We talk with Marc Fenigstein, CEO and Co-Founder of Alta Motors, about their amazingly fast electric motorcycles. The company has been perfecting their product line over the last 8 years and has created the highest energy density battery pack in the automotive industry. Listen to the whole episode to learn more about the company's next steps and how they've been able to develop this incredible vehicle.

 

 

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George Hotz, CEO and Co-Founder of Comma.ai (Credit: Bloomberg)

George Hotz, CEO and Co-Founder of Comma.ai (Credit: Bloomberg)

Episode 6: How George Hotz plans to win the self-driving race

George Hotz, CEO and Founder of Comma.ai, and Christian talk about the future of self-driving vehicles. While Google, Uber, GM, and Tesla invest hundreds of millions in self-driving vehicles, George believes that a simplistic approach will net the best results. George envisions an automotive market that resembles the current smartphone market. Listen to the whole episode to learn more about the company's next steps and how Comma.ai plans to tackle the self-driving market.

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Season 2 Coming Soon!

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