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Matthew Graney is an electrical engineer at Cruise Automation, a startup that develops technologies that make your car driverless. Matthew has been at the forefront of transportation technologies for almost a decade. He has worked at Zee.Aero, a company building personal electric aircrafts, as well as at AC Propulsions, a leader in electric vehicle drive systems. Matthew is an alumnus of the University of California San Diego.

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Discussion timestamps:

01:46 - Matt talks about his childhood interests.
02:35 - Specializing in computer networking while in college.
03:18 - Working at Nokia. CDMA vs GSM.
06:16 - Smart Solutions home automation. Using touch screens in the early days.
08:28 - Starting a company: Pro Home Media.
09:49 - How Engineering prepared Matt to run his own business.
10:23 - Takeaways from this business venture. Challenges of flying solo.
12:20 - How Matt landed his job at AC Propulsion.
16:31 - Working as a test engineer.
19:40 - Transitioning into a new industry.
21:03 - Zee-Aero: developing the Jetson car.
22:03 - Roles and responsibilities working at Zee-Aero.
22:42 - Battery Management Systems.
24:08 - Auxiliary Power Supply and Motor Controllers.
25:22 - Talk about lithium Ion battery.
27:31 - Cruise Automation: driverless car technology.
30:02 - Driverless car technology predictions.
31:29 - A few advantages of driverless cars.
32:20 - Teamwork advice: keep track of what everyone is working on.
33:00 - Design advice: keep it simple.
33:46 - Exciting future technologies.
34:32 - Advice to college students: go after internships and make friends.

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The post #020 – Cutting Edge Transportation Technologies – Matthew Graney appeared first on Engineering Insights Podcast.

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