The Future Car: A Siemens Podcast
Bringing Sustainability and Privacy to Autonomous Ride-Sharing with Felix Andlauer - Part 1
One of the biggest barriers to ride-sharing is the loss of privacy.
Most people prefer to ride in a car in silence without feeling like they are being rude. This is one of the biggest benefits of owning a personal car.
However, the congestion brought about by people's love for personal cars is simply not sustainable. That’s because it significantly increases carbon emissions and degrades the rider’s experience.
Solving this problem would require an affordable electric mobility service that supports ride-sharing and still offers privacy whenever it’s needed. That is exactly what one company is seeking to achieve.
In this episode, the first part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Felix Andlauer, VP of Mobility Solutions at NEVS – a Swedish electric and autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturer founded in 2012 with the vision of shaping mobility for a sustainable future. He’ll help us understand the goals of AVs and what it will take to make them sustainable.
Some Questions I Ask:
- What problem should autonomous cars be solving? (05:23)
- How do you create a sense of privacy in ride-sharing? (09:47)
- Is the need for privacy the same in all markets around the world? (14:39)
- What policies do you think should be put in place to take advantage of AVs? (16:50)
What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
- How NEVS addresses the congestion, land use, and electrification issues (06:20)
- How a NEVS car differs from other AVs (20:06)
- What NEVS learned from a workshop with differently-abled people (24:06)
- The different components contained in NEVS AV (26:54)
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