FROM Rahul Sonnad
Tesla's Autopilot Last week US regulators announced they are investigating Tesla’s autopilot system following the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S when it was in autopilot. That’s prompted autonomous car skeptics to question the viability of self-driving cars. So what do those who are banking on Tesla’s autopilot do? Rahul Sonnad runs TESLOOP, a Playa Vista-based company that offers city-to-city transportation in semi-autonomous electric vehicles.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."