Episode 21: The Future of Car Safety with ATI

Ready for driverless cars? Whether that sparks excitement or apprehension, the question isn't if it'll come to be, but when. In order for autonomous cars to become a widespread reality, major questions need to be answered about safety. How do you guarantee the safety of the passengers when the layout of the car is completely different than what we're familiar with? And how do you ensure that the car is aware of other cars, pedestrians and debris? This week, we sat down with David Breed, inventor in the automotive space, as well as Chairman and owner of ATI. As one of the inventors of the airbag, among many many other automotive features, David is the perfect person for this conversation. Join us as David breaks down the technology required to create operational autonomous vehicles, and what the industry will look like in the near future.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing the world of car safety and autonomous vehicles
  • [01:52]David's story and the creation of ATI
  • [05:59]The current safety hurdles that need to be overcome for autonomous cars to arrive
  • [07:53]On car sensors and eliminating the issues around sensing other cars
  • [13:44]Looking at the evolution of airbags
  • [15:08]Tracker system evolution that needs to occur for vehicles to become autonomous
  • [16:06]Mapping out the world
  • [16:55]How to operate a company that's focused on future technology
  • [21:02]On the current patent system in America
  • [22:35]On new innovative tech that David is excited about
  • [24:51]The future of the automotive safety and autonomous vehicle industry in 10-20 years