Tech Update: AI and The Autonomous Vehicle [RR 526]
Scott Brown is an ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician with over three and a half decades of professional service industry experience. He and his wife own Connie & Dick’s Service Center Inc., a 57-year-old independent shop in Southern California.
With a strong focus on engine performance and electronics, Scott began collaborating with other industry professionals, online, beginning in the early 90’s. Since 1995, he has been an instrumental resource in the development of the largest online community of automotive service professionals, the International Automotive Technicians Network — iATN where he once served as company president. Additionally, he serves on the NASTF Board of Directors and is a member of the following associations: ASCCA, CAT, ETI, I-CAR, & SAE.
Scott is the founder of diag.net. Find other episodes that have featured Scott HERE. Diag.Net HERE
Chris Chesney is theDirector of Customer Training for Carquest Technical Institute. He is also a NASTF Board Member. Visit Chris’s previous episodes HERE.
Dwayne Myers is a partner in Dynamic Automotive in the greater Maryland area. Dwayne invests time in the industry with the Auto Care Association and serves on the education committee with CCPN (Car Care Professional Network). Dwayne was recently honored as one of only 17 outstanding individuals that qualified for the prestigious 2017 World Class Technician Award presented by The Auto Care Association and ASE. He is very passionate about hiring and sustaining a strong and engaged team. Listen to Dwayne’s previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
How autonomous vehicles impact traffic flow/infrastructure as they are introducedData is mined and used with A.I. can mitigate traffic problems, increase fuel economy and provide more safety- the vehicle isn’t changing much, leveraging data
Tracking braking/accelerating/cruise control- adding autonomous vehicles with regular driver vehicles can improve fuel economy. Could save adding lanes to highways
Software and camera can project and predict where the walker is going while texting
Cameras need to eventually learn and decipher between the truck and school bus or car and police car- pattern recognition
Tesla Model 3- camera in the center on inside to monitor passengers in future
Reducing demand on the driver- the driver can be more productive doing other things during commute
DSRC-Digital short-range communication faster than 5G, proven and consistent, non-cellular
Southwest Research Institute- complex of buildings working on technology Started in 1947
19-20% Military or transportation
Thanks to Scott Brown, Chris Chesney, and Dwayne Myers for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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