ECR #019 – Skynet Is Coming: Driverless Cars with a Software Engineer


This week will meet Pieter Luitjens, an engineer currently working on the development of self-driving cars for Mercedes. Pieter previously worked as an industrial programing engineer within the mining sector before noticing the forthcoming employment slump. Pieter moved to complete a master’s degree at the University of Toronto, Canada – A world leader in computer science.

Throughout my discussion with Pieter we talk about the advancement of self-driving cars, learn that advanced cruise control could be around the corner, understand the difference between artificial intelligence and a pattern-recognition algorithm and discuss the field of computer/data science.

Below are links to the sites Pieter and I spoke about during the show:

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