Category: cars and automotive

Why Mercedes’ decision to let its self-driving cars kill pedestrians is probably the right thing to do (says Bloomberg )

  In an interview with Car and Driver, the manager of driver assistance systems at Mercedes-Benz Christoph von Hugo has revealed that the company’s future autonomous vehicles will always put the driver first. In other words, it would choose to run the child over every time. Although the fact someone has to ...

Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – great read via Medium

“An overlapping confluence of three different technological waves — the smartphone, the electric battery and artificial intelligence — have created the conditions for a technological disruption so profound it’s going to change almost everything about the way we move in modern society.” Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – Medium via Instapaper   SaveSave SaveSave

The long, winding road for driverless cars – must read via The Economist

“Level 3 autonomous driving is even more controversial. The main difference is that, while the driver must still remain vigilant and ready to intervene in an emergency, responsibility for all the critical safety functions is shifted from the driver to the car. This has a lot of engineers worried. Experience ...

Audio and Video of my keynote at Mercedes Benz Vans Innovation Campus in Stuttgart Sept 7, 2016: the future is already here!

Event details. Thanks to Mercedes Benz Vans for asking me to speak and for making this video available me! This was a pretty amazing event, indeed! Download the slides: mb-vans-the-future-is-already-here-gerd-leonhard-public-deck Audio-only:       Some best of-slides

PDF with my presentation in Istanbul today: the future of mobility and automotive

Here is my deck, as announced – enjoy! Future of Mobility Automotive Gerd Leonhard Keynote Speaker Public-web  PDF 10 MB

How to understand the state of carbon consumption (short video via the Economist)

Nice video via The Economist Films China and India are perceived to be the worst emitters of carbon dioxide. But much changes when adjustments are made for population, GDP levels and carbon consumption per person  

The future of cars and transportation: conversation with futurists Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance, Gerd Leonhard (TFA presents, video #9)

This is the latest video in our TFA presents series; this one on the future of cars and transportation, featuring Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance and Gerd Leonhard. Future of the car The entire playlist with all 9 episodes is below

Great example for some pretty creative advertising: BMW i3 – "Newfangled Idea" – YouTube via BMW i3 – “Newfangled Idea” – YouTube.


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