Chris Urmson: Self-Driving Cars at Aurora, Google, CMU, and DARPA | Lex Fridman Podcast #28

I really enjoyed this conversation with Chris. Here’s the high-level outline:
0:00 – Introduction
1:09 – CMU and the DARPA Challenges
5:12 – Red Whittaker and Leadership
12:54 – Hardest part about autonomous driving
14:00 – LIDAR
16:42 – Sensor suite cost
19:19 – Level 2 autonomy and the human factor
24:28 – Level 4 autonomy and demonstrating safety
32:00 – Public perception
34:40 – Deployment at scale
38:25 – Most impactful breakthroughs
39:50 – Pedestrian and cyclists
42:25 – Aurora path forward

 

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