• Industry Podcasts

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    Ford's Marcy Klevorn on Transformation and Transportation

    In her last interview before retirement, Ford chief transformation officer Marcy Klevorn discusses her career at Ford, along with the company’s past, present and future mobility efforts.

    Shift: A Podcast about Mobility

    September 16, 2019


    AVs, PAVE, and Public Safety - Kelly Nantel, NSC

    At AVS 2019, Greg Rogers and Pete Gould caught up with Kelly Nantel from National Safety Council (NSC) about the latest activities of the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) and other traffic safety issues. Kelly explains the genesis of PAVE, its four main areas of activities, and how public education can help accelerate the adoption of lifesaving transportation technologies.

    Mobility Podcast

    September 5, 2019

    Autonomous, Safety

    Training AVs with Local Customs; Optimus Ride Rolls Out; AV Renaissance in Detroit and Pittsburgh?

    When in Rome… so how do you train AVs to blend in with the driving customs around the world? Optimus Ride rolls out in Boston and seems to be playing the right strategy. And, it looks like the AV revolution may indeed bring about a much-needed renaissance in Detroit and Pittsburgh.

    Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

    September 3, 2019


    AV Safety Expert Robbie Miller on Self-Driving "Science Fiction"

    In this episode, Leslie and Pete talk to Robbie Miller, Chief Safety Officer at Pronto. He discusses being a whistleblower at Uber, why miles driven is a bad metric for testing autonomous vehicles and what he’s up to now.

    Shift: A Podcast about Mobility

    August 19, 2019

    Autonomous, Mobility

    Building Quality Trainers of Tomorrow

    In this episode, Scott Shotten talks about necessity and priority of building classes for future trainers. Learn the important prerequisites of becoming a trainer, and the value of preparation, research, classes, case studies and more to become a successful automotive aftermarket trainer.

    Remarkable Results Radio

    August 6, 2019


    Plug In to Michigan's Mobility

    Planet M is Michigan’s mobility initiative representing the collective mobility efforts across the state. In this episode, we hear from the Managing Director, Seun Phillips. Tune in to hear about Planet M and their current initiatives on how they are staying competitive in this mobility revolution.

    Wisco Weekly

    August 1, 2019


    CAR's Carla Bailo on Mobility, Union Negotiations and What's Next for MBS

    In this episode, Pete and Leslie sit down with Carla Bailo, president and CEO of Center for Automotive Research, who previews this year ’s Management Briefing Seminars. She also talks about smart cities, industry trends and what’s next for MBS.

    Shift: A Podcast About Mobility

    August 5, 2019

    Autonomous, Industry

    Finch Fulton, US Department of Transportation

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is playing an active role in facilitating the safe and expeditious deployment of automated vehicle technologies across all modes of transportation. Greg Rogers and Pete Gould sat down with Finch Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation Policy at USDOT, for an in-depth discussion of the Administration's approach to AV policy.

    Mobility Podcast

    July 18, 2019


    Silver Buckshot: A Micro-Credentials Approach to Training and Education

    What if a student would like to earn credit in bite-sized pieces? What if employers valued shorter-time, competency-based credentials? Micro-credentials might be an answer.

    Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work

    June 2019


    Amy Ford, Director, Mobility on Demand Alliance

    Greg and Pete sat down with Amy Ford, Director of the Mobility On Demand Alliance (MOD Alliance) for ITS America, to discuss how the initiative will work across the public and private sectors to facilitate the integration of seamless mobility applications.

    Mobility Podcast

    June 7, 2019


    Moving People, Data & Freight: Safer, Greener, Smarter

    Pete and SAFE Greg sat down with John Barton, Senior Vice President and DOT Market Sector Leader for HNTB, and Ron Thaniel, VP of Legislative Affairs for ITS America to discuss the upcoming FAST Act Reauthorization in 2020.

    Mobility Podcast

    June 6, 2019

    Mobility Legal

    DARPA Champion and Magna CTO on Self-Driving Vehicles

    On this episode, Pete and new Shift editor Leslie Allen talk to famed roboticist Red Whittaker on his past as a DARPA Urban Challenge champion and his views on the state of autonomous vehicles. They also talk to Magna CTO Swamy Kotagiri about the company’s AV developments and his predictions for AV tech.

    Shift: A Podcast About Mobility

    June 10, 2019


    Young Careers In The Making – Automotive College Student Panel at CarFest 2019

    Students talk about motivation to enter automotive industry schooling- enjoy working with hands and taking things apart, career options- not just technician, 50% of first-year students leaving the program, new technology.

    Remarkable Results Radio

    May 28, 2019

    Workforce Training

    The Lean People Mover

    There is a small minority of individuals out there who are simply looking at existing technologies, existing business models and asking the question, “well, what if we remove some of the waste? Can we still have a viable product? Do we still have product market fit?” Trackless people movers fueled by gas, propane, diesel, biodiesel, or battery.

    Wisco Weekly

    May 22, 2019

    Autonomous Mobility

    Advancing Connected and Autonomous Technology

    In this episode, Pete talks to Aurora Innovation co-founder Sterling Anderson about the company’s big lidar-related acquisition. Pete also discusses the precarious state of life-saving connected-car tech with Greg Winfree, executive director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

    Shift: A Podcast About Mobility

    May 27, 2019

    Connected Autonomous Technology

    AVs, Anthropology and the Moral Crumple Zone

    On this episode of Shift, Pete talks to Jessica Robinson from the Michigan Mobility Institute about the region’s talent pipeline. That’s followed by a conversation with anthropologist Madeleine Clare Elish about her research paper Moral Crumple Zones: Cautionary Tales in Human-Robot Interaction.

    Shift: A Podcast About Mobility

    April 29, 2019

    Workforce Talent

    The Need for Simulation Testing

    Michael DeKort, Owner & CTO, Dactyl, brings an entire career of aerospace/DOD research and experience to building an aerospace/DOD-caliber simulation for autonomous vehicles; his views on why simulation is absolutely essential for AVs.

    Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

    May 10, 2019

    Autonomous Security

    ADAS | Support Vendors that Support Training | Fundamental Training

    Our episode reiterates the importance of training, we get into ADAS Calibration, adapting to tech changes, and the amount of good training available among others. Trainings and Big Events are available for technicians whether it is in the classroom or online. Our guests elaborate and advise on the challenges and the steps to advancement.

    Remarkable Results Radio

    May 3, 2019

    ADAS Workforce Training

    GM's Cruise Automation Hits Road Bumps

    Apple’s ongoing work with its autonomous vehicle Project Titan; the EU mandates 11 ADAS systems for all new cars from 2021; and GM’s Cruise Automation may miss their promised 2020 deployment of its first truly Level 5 robotaxis with no steering wheels; alternatively, here’s how they can still make that deadline.

    Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

    April 19, 2019


    Interview: Jeff Everson, PhD, One of the Early Pioneers of ADAS

    Thrilled to share with you today our special guest Jeff Everson, Ph.D., one of the founders of ADAS, who pioneered research in the field in the 1990s.

    Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

    April 16, 2019