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Self-Driving Cars and Alleviating Traffic with Jody Kelman

Episode 130
Jody Kelman is the Director for the Self-Driving Platform at Lyft. She shared her thoughts on the future of self-driving cars and what makes a city happy.

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Ian Faison sat down with Jody Kelman, Director for the Self-Driving Platform at Lyft. Together, they talked about the future of self-driving cars, what makes a city happy, and how the new technologies coming to ridesharing platforms could save 40,000 lives a year.

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Show Notes:

2:00 – What Jody Does and the Past and Future of Self-Driving Cars

7:10 – Why It’s a Good Thing That Self-Driving Cars Are Boring

12:00 – How Self-Driving Cars Lead to Safer Roads

18:30 – Sustainability, Ride-Sharing, and Autonomous Cars

28:00 – A Future Without Drivers

31:00 – How Lyft Works With Cities

33:45 – The Third Transportation Revolution

39:15 – The Lightning Round


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