This page is a collection of notes and resources related to my interest in autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars.

My Blog Posts

My Notes

Relevant highlights

My Projects

  • The SnakeOil page for my previous work on the Simulated Car Racing championships and autonomous driving AI.





  • http://www.auvsi.org/ - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International - Expensive entry fee for a frightening mix of peaceful and weaponized AVs.




Official Documentation

Blog Posts



Autonomous Test Facilities

  • Here’s an article describing recent activity in various cities to attract AV development.

  • mcity.umich.edu

  • SunTrax

  • DOT Planned

    • City of Pittsburgh and Larson PA Transportation Institute

    • Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership

    • U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center

    • American Center for Mobility (ACM) at Willow Run

    • Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) & GoMentum Station

    • San Diego Association of Governments info

    • Iowa City Area Development Group

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partners

    • North Carolina Turnpike Authority

  • Ohio Transportation Research Center more

  • Why is Arizona so serious about AV tech?


A great article about who is hiring among AV companies and what they’re looking for.

Classic Automotive


Silicon Valley

Not Silicon Valley

Pure Vapor

  • LeEco - Concept cars for AV. Supposed to be vapor.

  • Zoox ★ - "sorry kids, zoox is in stealth mode", Menlo Park, CA fully autonomous mobility service, competent, serious, working on a compact 4-seat vehicle, fleet, well-funded, 240 people (2017-05-28)

  • Apple ★ - NYT on Apple scaling back its vapor; the article uses the phrase "the lack of a clearly defined vision" which says it all.

  • Jaguar Land Rover - "doesn’t consider its customers as cargo". Fine, be that way. Oh look, starting to find religion now (with Lyft). And the slightest mention of a Range Rover as part of an Oxford Robotics Institute initiative called "Driven".

  • Microsoft

  • Nuro ★ - ? MtnView.

  • CarOne ★ - ????

  • Nullmax ★ - Null information on this.

  • Samsung ★ - No real information.

Auto Industry Suppliers


Brad on the topic of mapping. Obviously major players have in house mapping efforts (Waymo, Tesla, MobileEye).


Autonomous Parking