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When self-driving cars come to small townsAug. 20, 2018
In “Going Home,” the seventh episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we talk with Saginaw city leaders about the role advanced transportation technologies will play in the future of small-town America.
How to make a million dollarsAug. 06, 2018
In “How to Make a Million Dollars,” the sixth episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we chat with Jim Adler, managing director of Toyota AI Ventures, the Japanese carmaker's venture capital arm.
Will this car be your friend?Jul. 23, 2018
In the fifth episode of Season 3 of Futurismo, Automotive News' podcast on tomorrow's cars, we're going to look closely at the relationship between the car and the driver — or, maybe in the future, the passenger.
Ford's bet on a relic of the past will define its futureJun. 25, 2018
In the fourth episode of Season 3 of "Futurismo," Automotive News' podcast on tomorrow's cars, we trace what this iconic monument to the rise, fall and subsequent resurgence of the Motor City means for a company that needs to shift the conversation when it comes to its...
The humble beginnings of a tech revolutionJun. 11, 2018
In the third episode of Season 3 of "Futurismo," the Shift team profiles the beginning of the autonomous revolution.
Who's afraid of artificial intelligence?May. 28, 2018
In our second episode of Season 3 -- "Who's Afraid of AI?" -- we explore this technology that's affecting nearly every aspect of the auto industry and beyond.
Shift team reports from SXSWMay. 14, 2018
In the debut episode of Season 3 of the "Futurismo" podcast, the Shift team travels to Austin for South by Southwest, the eclectic arts and technology festival, to find out how the conversation around the future of transportation is bigger than just carmakers.
The autonomous gold rush is on in season 3Apr. 30, 2018
"Futurismo" podcast host Shiraz Ahmed will be joined by Mobility Report Editor Sharon Silke Carty and Staff Reporter Hannah Lutz to inform listeners on how robotics, artificial intelligence and digitalization have sparked an autonomous gold rush.
What cities want from mobilityJun. 12, 2017
Can mobility be for everyone? In the season finale of our podcast, we explore the social responsibility required of new mobility ventures, and zoom in on one company's efforts to make ground in the city that birthed the automobile.
Jumping into a hydrogen worldMay. 29, 2017
In the penultimate episode of our latest podcast series, we explore how Japan wants to transform into a society powered by clean hydrogen, if it can overcome cost and confusion first.
The moral quandary frustrating autonomous advocatesMay. 15, 2017
Self-driving cars: The solution to preventable traffic deaths or dystopian robot killers... or both? In our latest podcast episode, we investigate the contradictory ways the public talks about autonomous tech.
How to sell the future of carsMay. 01, 2017
How do you sell something no one's ever experienced? In our latest podcast episode, we examine how the industry can get consumers -- skeptics, early adopters and everyone in between -- to embrace a vision of a green, autonomous future.
Learning the language of drivingApr. 17, 2017
How will you know when a self-driving car will be about to slam on its brakes? In the latest episode of "Futurismo," we investigate how car designers are developing the language self-driving cars will use to exchange information with people in and around them.
Aviation, autopilot, and the science of human-centered designApr. 03, 2017
For the airline industry, autonomous technology is an old story. In "Up in the air," we find out how pilots manage automation at 200 mph, and see what lessons we can learn for self-driving cars.
How to go from next-gen tech to public failureMar. 19, 2017
At the dawn of auto safety, one inventor wanted to do his part to save lives. Instead, his invention sparked a public backlash and went down in history as a quintessential case of why technology fails.
No guarantees: The future of cars might not be what you expectMar. 06, 2017
The future is filled with unknowns.
How to get kids to care about the future of carsFeb. 27, 2017
Start children on the path to becoming the next great automotive inventor -- with advice from Tony Fadell, a co-creator of some of Apple's biggest products.
Will the self-driving car become a vomit rocket?Feb. 20, 2017
The autonomous future isn't always glamorous. In our latest podcast episode, car designers tackle a gross, unexpected side-effect of more free-time in the car.
Ditch the Porsche, buy a scooterFeb. 13, 2017
Carmakers build cars, right? Well, not always. In our latest podcast episode, we investigate why the future of transportation might arrive on two wheels instead of four, and how this shift might solve a decades-old problem for cities.
Becoming the ultimate car-pool DJFeb. 06, 2017
In our latest podcast episode, Brian Hamilton has spent nearly two decades thinking of new, innovative ways to deliver what you want to hear, when you want to hear it, wherever you are.
What Grand Theft Auto teaches us about self-driving carsJan. 30, 2017
In our first Byte, we spoke with Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at Nvidia, about how self-driving car engineers can use video game technology to improve artificial intelligence.
Will mobility be truly transformational? (Season 1, Episode 5)Sep. 05, 2016
Does everyone agree that a revolution in mobility is predestined? In Episode 5 of Season 1 of “Futurismo” we talk to some of the skeptics.
Visions Of Mobility (Season 1, Episode 4)Aug. 29, 2016
Episode 4 of Season 1 of “Futurismo” envisions the transportation market as it looks a quarter-century from today.
Automakers and the Third Age of Mobility (Season 1, Episode 3)Aug. 15, 2016
Episode 3 of Season 1 of “Futurismo,” Automotive News' new podcast series about the next quarter century in the auto industry, takes a look at carmaker strategies in an era of mobility.
Revolutionaries: A new breed of transportation providersAug. 08, 2016
Episode 2 of Season 1 of “Futurismo,” Automotive News' new podcast series about the next quarter century in the auto industry, introduces some of the foot soldiers in the mobility revolution — the founders and CEOs of transportation start-ups.
Converts to the Cult of Car-Sharing (Season 1, Episode 1)Aug. 01, 2016
In Episode 1 of Season 1 of our new podcast, “Futurismo," we set out to find people around the country who are living without the burden and convenience of car ownership.