Driving You Crazy

Driving You Crazy

Let’s talk transportation, traffic, transit and what’s driving you crazy as you try to get from here to there, no matter how you do it. Longtime Denver traffic expert Jayson Luber will look at the big issues in transportation, traffic, transit and whatever is driving you crazy. Come join us on the road well traveled!

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September 14, 2021 67 min

Imagine this, a world where autonomous cars will match or exceed human safety by 2024 and the technology will grow so quickly that just 25 years later human driving will be outlawed. That is the prediction from Dr James Jeffs, technology Analyst at IDTechEx who joins me to talk all about it. Also, why are the baggage carousels so far away from the gate? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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It’s time to revisit my conversation with Katie Ferguson, also known as Ketchup Katie and Rachel Aul, aka Relish Rachel, two of the Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile across America. Also, autonomous robotaxis are coming to Germany. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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All we are hearing about for the future of electric vehicles is battery plug-in but what about hydrogen? Is it still a viable power source? Raghu Kilambi, CEO of PowerTap, a Hydrogen Fueling Corporation joins me to talk about the present and future of hydrogen power. Also, when you are flying with food, make sure you secure the lid on the cooler. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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The company EasyMile just launched the largest fleet of fully autonomous, electric shuttle buses in the country at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. I wanted to know where we are in the future of vehicle autonomy so I invited onto the show Sharad Agarwal, North American Senior Vice President for the company EasyMile. We talk all about the EZ 10 and where we are going with autonomy in the future. Also I answer an ang...

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The cruise industry has been down some rough seas but it seems that it is coming back. I am joined by Heidi Allison, President of CruiseCompete.com and Editor-In-Chief for AllThingsCruise.com. We talk all about where the industry has been, where it is now and where she thinks it is going. Plus an update on last week’s DOT rant. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Would a state agency that is tasked with giving out at times life saving information send out fake information just to detour traffic? The answer is pretty close to yes. I look at the story of the Colorado DOT sending out a fake message about a mudslide that never happened just to get the traffic apps to reroute traffic off a road the DOT didn’t want drivers using. I rant about this and invite Denver7 polictical reporter Meghan Lop...

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On the show, I speak with Ben Schmidt, the Co-founder and CEO of a company called Road-botics. They partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to look at the condition of the roads in 20 major US Cities. The interesting part of this study, more than just the data is the new way they collected the data. They used smartphone cameras mounted to the windshields of vehicles and then they used Artificial Inelegance to analyze...

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We all know covid change the way we work but has it changed it forever and changed the way we commute? I speak with Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian, Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Georgia Tech. We will be talking about telecommuting and what it means to commuting now and in the future. Also, the Employee Traffic Reduction Program through the state of Colorado is dead and traffic reports in one place are no longer going...

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Now that we have two private space flights in the books, where do we go from here? What does this mean to private transportation and to us here on earth? Rocket scientist and University of Colorado Boulder Senior Director of Industry Relations Chris Muldrow joins me to talk about space tourism and what it means to you and me. Also, how much will it cost you to buy and operate a flying car? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy...

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Air travel has really gone downhill since covid. I recall my trip to Florida and how Disney needs to update how we all get around. The EU wants to stop selling gas or diesel cars by 2035. Should drivers who own back fines for traffic violations and court costs be allowed amnesty?  And no, you shouldn’t drive with a satellite dish on your hood. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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This episode I get to speak with IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal. I’m sure you recognize the name. He is the son of Legendary indy racer Bobby Rahal. Graham is here on the show to talk racing but also and almost more importantly to talk tires as this is National Tire Safety Week (June 28 - July 4). Also, The TSA is warning people not to behave badly or else and the way to keep people away from you on the train or bus. All that and more...

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I speak with Devon Jones, former viral YouTubeer who posted videos of his confrontations with other drivers he recorded on his helmet cam and was featured on the ABC news program 20/20 about road rage. Devon explains what happened during his most viral videos and explains what his new project is now. Also, my trip to florida. What it is like in the air and on the roads at the start of the summer travel season? All that and more on ...

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Tens of thousands of years ago there were animals roaming the great plains that aren’t still with us today. We know this because we dig them up from time to time and this time it happened during the massive central 70 project in Denver. They found some teeth from an ice age camel. I wanted to know more so I invited  Vice President & Paleontology Program Director for Paleo Solutions in Denver Dr Paul Murphey to the show. All tha...

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Imagine transforming an interstate route from a bridge to a lowered section below ground. That is what the Colorado DOT is doing as part of their central 70 project, the most expensive road project in Denver history. Project director Bob Hays joins me to talk about the challenges and successes of this massive project. Also, a  few comments from last episodes ETRP discussion. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Have you heard of the Employer Based Trip Reduction Program? It is an idea from Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment Air Pollution Control Division as a way, they say, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from single occupancy vehicles. I go through the proposal and speak to Denver7 reporter Russell Haythorn about his story on ETRP and what it is and isn’t. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Will it take technology in our cars to save us from being distracted by our technology? I explore that question and much more with Doug Milnes, Head of Marketing & Communications as well as Data Analytics at MoneyGeek.com. Is it time to repeal the ban on interstate rest areas from being full service? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

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You can imagine that being caught for street racing would come with several driving charges but what about false imprisonment? That is happening in Aurora, Colorado. It might be just the right time to start a small airline. Have you been asked yet for a travel passport? That is coming if you want to get on a boat or fly to Europe. And do you pull half way out or stay back when making a left? All that and more on the Driving You Cra...

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I received a few comments from my last episode that I address. Two people were killed in a Tesla that might have been in the self driving auto pilot mode. And a driver in Canada is going through a first of its kind case for sleeping while driving. And I have my lifetime XM radio back!! All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

Contact: 303-832-0217 or DrivingYouCrazyPodcast@Gmail.com

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Is it time to ban all traffic stops after what happened to Duane Wright in Minnesota? What would that look like and what are the implications of such an idea. I discuss that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

Contact: 303-832-0217 or DrivingYouCrazyPodcast@Gmail.com

Jayson: twitter.com/Denver7Traffic or www.facebook.com/JaysonLuberTrafficGuy 

 

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It has been a year since Covid and traffic is coming back. How busy will it be this summer? AAA expert Skyler McKinley is with me to talk about that and give his prediction about where traffic is going in the future. Also, how many flight alerts are too many flight alerts? And have you tried to rent a car lately? The prices are outrageous. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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