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Merge Now is a weekly series of conversations about the most important topics in mobility technology, with the people shaping the future of transportation. Hosted by Ed Niedermeyer, Senior Editor for Mobility Technology at The Drive and co-host of The Autonocast, Merge Now takes you beyond the headlines and deep into the important and thorny issues that will change the world and how you move through it.

May 29, 2019

INRIX collects a huge amount of location-based data that it turns into insights into parking and traffic, powering popular apps like Waze and helping cities manage mobility challenges. In its recent Global Traffic Scorecard, INRIX looks into its massive horde of data to understand where and how much traffic affects us....


May 22, 2019

2018 was without  doubt "the year of the scooter," as brand-new startups grew at dizzying rates and micromobility replaced autonomous vehicles as the hottest trend in mobility technology. Oliver Bruce has been at the center of all the excitement, partnering with the legendary Horace Dediu to launch Micromobility...


May 17, 2019

Lex Fridman's recent Autopilot study has received a lot of attention, both for its provocative claims about how the Tesla driver assistance system is used in the real world and for its questionable methodology. This week, Dr Missy Cummings of Duke University joins the show to help walk us through the findings of other...


May 8, 2019

One of the most popular topics related to driverless cars is the idea of moral dilemmas, often presented in terms of the "trolley problem" where a driving agent must decide between two bad choices. Beyond the popular discourse, academics have even devoted considerable time to the issue of moral dilemmas for...


May 8, 2019

Welcome to Merge Now, The Drive's new weekly podcast series featuring conversations with the people shaping the future of mobility technology. In this preview Ed Niedermeyer, Senior Editor for Mobility Technology at The Drive and host of Merge Now, explains what the show is all about, what the name means, and who will...