CanCon Podcast Ep. 23: are we ready to cede control to automated driving?

2012 Tesla Model S 628

This week’s CanCon podcast is all about our confidence in future technology.

Virtual reality technology is all abuzz, but can you believe the hype? Patrick O’Rourke has had the HTC Vive for some time, and has some thoughts on the true realities and (costs) of VR.

We then shift gears to a more serious subject, as current technical abilities of autonomous cars out in the real world lead to questions of higher costs. Tesla announced last week that the NHTSA is investigating a recent accident involving its autopilot functionality in the Tesla Model S, creating discomfort around public beta testing of motor vehicles and technology’s push to drive regulation.

All of these discussions lead the team to ask how comfortable we are with the future of technology, today?

Tune in as the CanCon team – Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, Rose Behar, MobileSyrup less-than-Senior editor, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – asks if VR is a drug and if automated driving is too dangerous (or too scary).

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CanCon Podcast Episode 23 (07/04/16)

Virtual Reality
Reality Bytes: Taking the HTC Vive’s ‘Blue Pill’

A Tragic Loss
Government regulators are looking into fatal Tesla crash involving Autopilot
Tesla’s response
Elon Musk takes to Twitter

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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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