The Road To Autonomy

To understand the road of tomorrow, you first have to imagine a world where a child born today will never drive.

In this original Brulte & Company Series, Grayson Brulte is documenting the road to autonomy one mile at a time.

Blockchain: How Distributed Ledgers will Personalize Autonomous Vehicles

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte discusses the how distributed ledgers will personalize autonomous vehicles with Michael Morgan, Partner & Co-Leader, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity at McDermott Will & Emery.

Tune in to learn about blockchain and how distributed ledgers will personalize autonomous vehicle experiences for passengers.

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DeepMap – HD Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte discusses the critical role that HD mapping will play in the future of autonomous driving with DeepMap executives.

In the future, high-definition maps will help autonomous vehicles will see the world the same way a human driver currently sees the world today.

HD mapping is one of the critical elements to enabling full autonomy with no safety driver sitting in the driver’s seat. Tune in to learn about the futuristic benefits of HD maps and how autonomous vehicles equipped with HD mapping will make the roads of the world safer.

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Autonomous Delivery of Health Care

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte discusses the future of autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and AVs overall positive impact on health care with Dr. Peter Weiss.

In the future, autonomous vehicles won’t just prevent deaths from human error. An autonomous vehicle will reroute you to a hospital if a driver has a heart attack or a stroke, greatly increasing the chances of saving your life and others on the road.

Statistically, the inside of a vehicle is one of the most dangerous places for a human to be. Thanks to AI and its ability to sense a driver’s vital signs, it may become one of the safest.

In 2015, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents per the National Safety Council. Of these accidents, 26 percent led to deaths that were caused by distracted driving.

Every day in the United States 4,110 heart attacks and strokes occur, or roughly 1.5 million every year. Drivers in the United States on average make 1.1 billion trips per day. This means that for roughly every 733 trips taken, one driver could experience a heart attack or stroke while behind the wheel.

This presents a real risk for everyone who gets into a car. If a driver does have a heart attack or a stroke, the chances of them losing consciousness and endangering themselves, passengers, other drivers or pedestrians is very likely.

These risks will greatly be reduced, if not eliminated, through the introduction and widespread adoption of SAE Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Tune in to learn about the futuristic health benefits of autonomous vehicles and how they will make the roads of the world safer.

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SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2017

In this episode of The Road to Autonomy, Grayson Brulte visits the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in Hawthorne, CA to discuss the future of Hyperloop transportation.

Hyperloop could transform how we design ports and distribution centers in the future as the Hyperloop has the potential to reduce congestion at major ports around the world. To reduce congestion, Hyperloops could be setup similar to the way rail cars once moved goods from ports around the world to distribution centers.

With a Hyperloop, the speed in which goods can travel will greatly improve enhancing overall efficiencies and lowering the costs of goods for consumers.

At some point in the future, Hyperloops will also transfer individuals from dedicated points such as Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Tune in to learn why the Hyperloop could transform how goods are shipped and gather a glimpse into the future.

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Airbnb Autonomous Vehicle Service

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte discusses why Airbnb will launch an autonomous vehicle service in the future.

The $550 billion hotel industry is in flux and the big change has not even occurred yet. While traditional hoteliers fret over Airbnb and their $30 billion valuation, they are once again missing the big picture – autonomous vehicles.

While chain hotels were busy focusing on consistency, Airbnb was busy focusing on authenticity and learning about their customers. In the early days, Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and CEO moved out of the apartment he shared with his co-founders to live exclusively on Airbnb. The co-founder of Airbnb believed in his product so much, he would live on the platform.

This level of dedication to the product is still evident today. If you visit Airbnb’s office, you will notice that the two dozen or so conference rooms are exact replicas of Airbnb listings around the world. How many traditional hotel companies have modeled their conference rooms as exact replicas of rooms around the world? Zero.

In keeping with this attention to detail, Airbnb moved into the experiences market in late 2016. Now in mid-2017, the hotel industry is once again playing catch up to Airbnb and the entire home-sharing revolution. As the hotel industry introduces experiences, Airbnb is busy working remaking the entire travel industry. Tune in to learn why Airbnb will launch an autonomous vehicle service in the future.

Interested in learning more about why Airbnb will launch an Autonomous Vehicle Service? Peruse our Automating A to Z: Will Airbnb Integrate Autonomous Vehicles? article.

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