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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.

Jun 26, 2019

In 2007, Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Racing team won the DARPA urban challenge and kicked off the push for autonomous vehicles that now has real cars driving on real roads and will soon birth real businesses. Bryan Salesky was a key contributor to Tartan's victory, and he has taken the expertise he gained there to...


Jun 20, 2019

The most exciting new mobility technologies are most typically being used to make vehicles safer and more efficient, but why aren't more being used to take the enjoyment of enthusiast driving to new levels? At the new electric motorcycle startup ARC Vehicles, that's exactly what's happening. On this week's Merge...


Jun 12, 2019

When you stand on the brink of staggering change, the path forward can often be found by looking back. That's the premise of Dan Albert's excellent new book Are We There Yet? The American Automobile Past, Present and Driverless, which scours the history of cars in the United States for clues about the driverless...


Jun 5, 2019

Elon Musk's lidar bashing has grabbed public attention and dominated conversations about autonomous drive technology, but his dismissal of high definition mapping has flown under the radar. According to Shaun Stewart, a Waymo veteran and new advisor and investor at the mapping startup Carmera, we're missing out on...