Gary Silberg started off as a self-described “Midwest guy” but now has lived and worked all over the world. With over 20 years of experience in technology and 15 years in automotive, Gary’s career has taken him to places as far afield as France and China - and led to him becoming fluent in French and partly conversational in Mandarin Chinese. Among his particular areas of expertise are automotive connectivity and autonomous vehicles.
In this episode, Gary talks with Derek D about critical factors for the future of automotive - the staggering amount of money automakers have already invested in electric vehicles, the places where “islands of autonomy” are beginning to push the boundaries of “self-driving” cars, and how history from the earliest days of cars may repeat itself. Plus, he discusses how quantum physics is tied up with his view of the automotive industry, why Berkshire Hathaway is investing in autonomous vehicle tech, and more.
“We’re at a point now, as I tell people, where there’s a shakeout… the question is, how many of these autonomous vehicle makers will we need?”
— Gary Silberg
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