How Car Companies Can Survive the Self-Driving Apocalypse

11 Dec

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat - How Car Companies Can Survive the Self-Driving Apocalypse

I know which carmakers will survive in a world of self-driving cars.

How do I know?

About fifteen years ago, I was a screenwriter. The gig lasted seven days, during which I was put up at the Chateau Marmont in the same bungalow in which John Belushi died. Horscht, the wild-eyed, fast-talking, curly-mulleted producer paying for it, had a vision he delivered to me as he stood in the doorway, silhouetted before the last sunlight I would see for a week:

Read the full story over at The Drive…

Did Tesla’s Autopilot Just Save Two Lives?

28 Oct

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Looks like at least two people are lucky to be alive. I’m not sure how much of this was Tesla’s Autopilot or merely the recently updated Automatic Braking System, but it’s a win-win-win for Autonomous safety systems. What really happened here? Check out the video below: Continue reading

I Join The Experts on EV Cannonballing To Set Two New Records

26 Oct

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Two Sundays ago I was invited by EV Cannonball Record holders Carl Reese & Deena Mastracci to a little place called the Portofino Inn. This was the finish line for several of the infamous Cannonball Runs. On October 18th, 2015, it would become the start line of something new.  Continue reading

An Autonomous Winter Is Coming For Car Manufacturers

15 Oct

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Winter is coming for car manufacturers. An Autonomous Winter, without end. If you’ve seen what Tesla is doing with Autopilot, and all they plan to do with it, you’ve already seen the future. Now it’s up to automakers to figure out what they want to be in this new world as quickly as possible.

Check out my new piece on the future of Autonomous Cars over at Jalopnik

TEDx: In Defense of Human Driving Freedom

5 Oct


My TEDx talk in defense of human driving freedom “Vigilante of the Human Driver” was a huge hit. Unfortunately you won’t be able to watch it for a few weeks. Why? Because the livestream I was hoping to cache had an audio problem, and because the official TEDx video won’t be made available by TED for a few weeks.

Thanks to TEDx Battenkill organizer Michael Ellenbogen and everyone who came out, especially Polizei team members Cintra Wilson and Jordan Vega.

I’ll notify everyone here and via Twitter and Facebook as soon as I’ve got a video link.


Alex Roy is the author of the LiveDriveRepeat blog and a Kinja of the same name.

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Roy is really proud of coining the phrase “Autonomotive Singularity.” Roy is President of Europe By Car, the founder of Team Polizei, a columnist for Jalopnik, a host on /DRIVE and author of The Driver – which depicts his 2006 NY-LA Transcontinental Driving Record, accomplished in 31 hours and 4 minutes. He also the Producer of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt & 32 Hours 7 Minutes, was Chairman of The Moth from 2002-2007, won The Ultimate Playboy on Sky One, has competed in LeMons & the Baja 1000, and holds a variety of driving records which must still remain secret.