The automotive industry manufactures two cars a second. Never have so many had access to motorized transportation. In the next 15 years — the time it will take to build the next billion cars — the automobile expectations and the experience they provide will transform completely.
It’s the focus of a new podcast series called The Next Billion Cars, hosted by futurist Mark Pesce. He’s our guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast.
Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia discuss with Pesce, reached in Australia via Skype, the premise of the 10-part podcast, which debuted in February. It’s produced with innovator Sally Domingue, a Wheels Car of the Year judge, and auto industry insider Drew Smith.
An American now living in Australia, Pesce is a futurist, inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and podcaster. Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface for the internet, in 1994.
The podcast surveys the landscape of electrification, autonomy, mobility — and an automotive future that looks nearly nothing like the past.
Dominguez is a multi-award-winning product designer and architect of the Adventurous Thinking innovation strategy which she has implemented at organizations including NASA, Stanford and Breville.
Drew is visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, advising automotive design Masters and Ph.D. students. He founded the Automobility Group, a global community exploring the future of urbanism, design and software.
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