The Road To Autonomy

To understand the world 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 fully autonomous vehicles.

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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2028: Los Angeles’ Autonomous Summer Olympics

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte discusses why the 2028 Summer Olympics can help usher in the future of autonomy.

With the Summer Olympics scheduled to come to Los Angeles in 2028, the City of Los Angeles should take a decisive step and announce that all officially sanctioned Olympics vehicles will be autonomous, on-demand and electric.

While this is a bold statement, it’s not much different than the controversial 1984 Los Angeles Olympics strategy. The 1984 Summer Olympics which were the first privately financed Olympic Games relied heavily on television rights fees and corporate sponsorships to underwrite the costs of the games which were considered controversial at the time.

This strategy netted the 84 Summer Olympics a surplus of $250 million. The benefits of which are still being felt today. While there is no way to guarantee that an autonomous vehicle strategy would be as lucrative for the 2028 Summer Olympics, you can all but guarantee that the strategy could help to usher in the future of transportation. Tune in to learn why we the 2028 Summer Olympics can help usher in the future of autonomy.

Interested in learning more about why the 2028 Summer Olympics could help usher in the future of autonomy? Peruse our 2028: Los Angeles’ Autonomous Summer Olympics article.

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Autonomous Vehicle National Framework

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte discusses the need for an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework.

When Level 5 autonomous vehicles are introduced to society and deployed for use the winners will not be traditional car manufacturers, but entrepreneurs who believed in the American dream and the public. These entrepreneurs will go on to completely reimagine the future of transportation while giving mobility to those who are most in need of a reliable form of point to point, on-demand transportation.

These entrepreneurs understand that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will usher in the single greatest change in society since the industrial revolution. They understand that history repeats itself and they are well prepared for what the future brings. Today, the biggest hurdle currently facing them is that there is no clear guidance on how to deploy AVs on public roads in all 50 states.

Each and every state is taking a different approach to AVs, resulting in a patchwork of inconsistent policies. This has an overall negative effect on AV development, as it is limiting where and when AVs can be deployed and tested on public roads. Tune in to learn why we need an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework.

Interested in learning why we need an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework Peruse our Entrepreneurs and the Need for an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework article.

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Joshua Tree National Park

In this episode of The Road To Autonomy, Grayson Brulte travels to Joshua Tree National Park to discuss the future of on-demand purpose-based autonomous vehicles for exploration.

Tune in to get a glimpse of the future of autonomy.

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