Craig opens the show and discusses Tech in the News. This week he discusses Windows XP support alternatives.
Dave Oroshnik the Lead Technical Sales Engineer at Velodyne’s LiDAR division at Velodyne joins Craig to discuss High‑quality, high‑performance 3D robotic vision is essential to the very notion of autonomous vehicles. Velodyne is recognized worldwide for developing high‑definition LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors for autonomous vehicle applications. Velodyne LiDAR applications include 3D mapping and surveying. Velodyne’s sensor is used by virtually every car manufacturer and tier 1 supplier in the business. Velodyne created the technology during the 2004‑05 DARPA Grand Challenge and optimized it for self‑driving vehicles.
Kent Lawson the Founder and CEO at PrivateWIFI joins Craig to discuss vulnerability of wireless communications in WiFi hotspots. PRIVATE WiFi, the company’s first product, protects individuals and business people while using laptops and other mobile devices at public WiFi hotspots. There are currently 24 million known WiFi networks worldwide. Over half are unencrypted. Like an unlocked door, they are completely open to anyone within radio range. This includes virtually all public hotspots in McDonald’s®, Starbucks®, airports and hotels.
Andy Gryc Automotive Product Marketing Manager at QNX Software Systems joins Craig to discuss car infotainment, acoustics technology, car‑cloud connectivity, and navigation engines. QNX Software Systems’ technology concept cars give a look the next 3‑5 years of automotive technology and include sophisticated, multi‑modal user interfaces and mobile connectivity. Consumers want to interact with their cars in a way that suits their preferences. The technology concept car based on a modified Mercedes CLA45 features offers a user‑centric experience in which people can interact with infotainment systems in the way that works best for them (touch, voice, control knob, etc.) and configure those systems with vehicle‑relevant apps.
Craig discusses end of Microsoft Support for XP Office, and the Mazda fuel tank Spider infestation.