Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer discuss the politics, processes and possibilities of cars in light of: 1. Young people deferring drivers licenses. 2. The growth of car sharing. 3. Practical alternative power trains. 4. Urbanization. 5. Increased Congestion. 6. Driverless cars. 7. Rise of the "App Economy".

Hosted by Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer.

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38: Four Wheel Talisman?

June 3, 2017 at 4:00PM • 54 minutes • Wiki Entry

Would you buy this car?

We begin with a discussion of recent announcements and deal making. Horace questions our four wheel obsession and wonders if the next platform origin might surprise us.

The Economist recently asserted that data is the new oil.

We consider this statement in light of recent consortiums, from automotive linux to maps and data sharing schemes.

We note Asymcar's fourth anniversary and reflect a bit on earlier shows, including Richard Marks Eco-V (Asymcar 8) and David Levinson (Asymcar 7).

Show Notes & Links Presented by CacheFly

Eco-V: Asymcar 8

The Transportationist: Asymcar 7

Data is the new oil automotive grade linux

A history of autonomous vehicles

Deere's AutoTrac