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Backup cameras, adaptive steering, lane guidance systems and even automated parallel parking exist in today’s cars, which means that by any definition they are smart. But they can’t yet drive themselves, which is why we had Kristen Parrish, a researcher at Texas Instrument’s Kilby Labs come on the podcast this week to talk about when we’ll reach the tipping point for automated vehicles.Parrish explains some of the technologies involved, and covers some of the technical and regulatory elements we’ll have to contend with as our vehicles learn to drive themselves.
Before we discuss cars, Kevin Tofel and I answer a reader’s question about what type of garage door monitoring system he should use and talk about Google’s plans to build a URL-based framework for finding connected devices that are nearby. I like the idea, but am curious how it could play out. Kevin and I also discussed some new HVAC technology, including a Kickstarter project that gives your old window A/C unit Nest-like learning and remote-temperature-control capabilities. Check it out.
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Kevin Tofel and Kristen Parrish, a researcher at TI’s Kilby Labs.
- A bit on Google’s plans for URLs for the internet of things
- Cool products from Signul, Building Robotics and Ambi
- We answer a letter from our listener of what type of connected garage door monitor to buy
- What does autonomous driving need on the tech side?
- When will we reach the tipping point for true autonomous cars?
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