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Northern California has emerged as a hotbed for automotive activity: enthusiasts and practitioners, hobbyists and seasoned industry veterans from both near and far, with all levels of experience, are invited to collaborate on the future of vehicles, transportation, and mobility, and to reflect on the societal and infrastructure implications of intelligent transportation systems. All subjects are of interest: autonomy and self-driving vehicles, safety, fuel-efficiency, innovative enabling applications, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), connected car, CANBus, OBD2, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) along with all sorts of vehicles and vehicle aggregates: fleet vehicles, trucks, farming equipment, heavy machinery, marine and aviation applications. Although open source is in our Meetup name anyone involved in business, policy or regulatory aspects of transportation are heartily invited too. Regardless of which community you belong to (OEM, Tier 1, car company, engineer, car hobbyist, IP attorney...) -- please join!

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Upcoming events (3)

Ouster's Powerful Linux-powered LIDAR

Ouster, Inc


Ouster is a LIDAR and autonomous vehicle technology company whose OS-1 LIDAR is the most capable, powerful, and affordable sensor on the market. Ouster works with major OEMs, Tier 1s, and AV companies to make safe autonomous driving and driver-assist technologies a reality. We'll talk about LIDAR market trends, Ouster's use of Linux, and other Ouster technology, with some demos. Speaker: Raffi Mardirosian Raffi Mardirosian is Head of Corporate Development at Ouster. Previously, he was VP, Corporate Development at MODO Fuels, pioneering the production of ultra low carbon fuels, Principal at Flagship Ventures, where he focused on launching and investing in companies in sustainability and climate change, and President at Midori, a technology startup pioneering its breakthrough carbohydrate catalysis platform with impact across human nutrition, animal nutrition, and human therapeutics. Prior to Midori, Raffi developed renewable power projects in Africa, including creating the first utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plant in East Africa which currently contributes to over 6% of Rwanda's power and broke the record for fastest African energy project finance deal to reach financial close and interconnect. Agenda: 6:00 PM Doors open (ring doorbell) 6:30 PM Refreshments and demos 7:00 PM Presentation 8:30 PM Vacate building Host and sponsor: Ouster 100% of proceeds benefit the Formula SAE Racing student team at SJSU.

Carsharing as a Path to Autonomous Ridehailing



Fran Thorpe of Ridecell will present how to quickly launch and scale a new mobility service to achieve maximum uptake and profitability: · Learn how vehicle utilization in new mobility services drives profitability and which techniques to use to achieve the highest utilization rates. · Learn what's required to launch a new mobility service offering, including end-to-end workflow, dispatch, scheduling, balancing supply, demand, CRM and payments. · Examine lessons learned from launching one of the largest car sharing programs in the US market. Agenda: 6:00 PM Doors open 6:30 PM Refreshments 7:00 PM Brief announcements followed by presentation 8:30 PM wrap-up All fee go directly to support the Formula SAE student racing team at SJSU. Thanks to host Ridecell for their generous sponsorship. Parking: 424 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107). The office is an 8-minute walk from the 4th&King Caltrain. Ring the doorbell upon arrival.

Bookclub: _Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors_ by E. Niedermeyer

Available August 20; pre-order at https://www.amazon.com/Ludicrous-Unvarnished-Story-Tesla-Motors-ebook/dp/B07L5SF2GF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Author Edward Niedermeyer is a staff writer for thedrive.com and one of the co-hosts of the Autonocast podcast. "In Ludicrous, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer lays bare the disconnect between the popular perception of Tesla and the day-to-day realities of the company—and the cars it produces. Blending original reporting and never-before-published insider accounts with savvy industry analysis, Niedermeyer tells the story of Tesla as it’s never been told before—with clear eyes, objectivity and insight." Door fee benefits Formula SAE Spartan Racing at SJSU.

Past events (134)

Bookclub: _The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us_

Anatolian Kitchen


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