Podcast Recap: Self-Driving Cars and More

The Interchange IT Podcast is honored to be joined by the transportation journalist at The Verge, Andrew Hawkins. In this episode, we picked his brain about all things related to electric and self-driving cars. Here are some highlights.

Fun facts about Andrew:

  • Favorite movie – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Historical figure he’d most like to meet – Abraham Lincoln
  • Undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduate degree from City University of New York

Interesting things we discuss:

  • The lack of infrastructure currently in place, which disincentives people to adapt to electric cars
  • Who the “winner” will be of the race to produce the first mainstream self-driving car
  • The accessibility of electric and self-driving cars
  • The economic impact of self-driving cars
  • The pros and cons of fuel cell cars

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