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Joe Rogan tells Post Malone why self-driving cars are the future

Published: 30/Jul/2020 12:52

by Kieran Bicknell

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Joe Rogan sat down with Post Malone to discuss self-driving cars, Rolls-Royces and more on his latest JRE Podcast episode, including why Joe thinks autonomous cars will be the safest way to travel.

In his time as host of the Joe Rogan Experience, Joe has spoken to numerous industry leaders on his channel about autonomous driving and self-driving cars, though it seems that this week’s guest Post Malone wasn’t so excited about the concept of being driven around by a computer.

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Joe Rogan is a vocal supporter of autonomous vehicles

Joe Rogan’s love for self-driving cars

Rogan has often shown support for the future of autonomous driving on his show, stating that the future of driving will be safer, and that self-driving cars will ‘eliminate auto accidents’ during his interview with Post.

Post Malone by contrast disagrees, citing the film ‘Upgrade’ over his concerns that hackers will be able to take control of self-driving cars, as well as saying he will ‘always’ drive his own vehicles.

With self-driving cars and taxis still a few years away from being a reality, Joe thinks the younger generations will adapt quickly. He states that since they use Lyft or Uber and “barely drive anywhere” they are used to simply being a passenger rather than driving for themselves, and will, therefore, adapt faster.

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Self-driving car safety

Joe then goes on to explain that self-driving cars would eliminate issues such as drunk drivers, therefore saving lives of both other drivers and innocent bystanders. It seems like it’s a win-win situation right?

Autonomous cars would also give people more control over their environment, safety. It also provides more control over “what they can and can’t do” which would make the world far safer according to Rogan.

Rogan also tries to convince Post, saying if he smashed into a (self-driving) car in his “crazy Bronco” then it’s his fault, but Post quipped back saying “that’s how I like it!”

Post then goes on to explain how he likes being in control as opposed to being a passenger, and how his fear of flying is due to the lack of control in the situation; Therefore it would be the same situation for him with the concept of self-driving cars.

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Post Malone has his own crazy collection of cars

Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic at the moment, so it’s certainly interesting to hear the views of someone outside of the automotive tech industry in this episode.

With nearly 4 hours of conversation between the two of them covering a variety of weird and whacky topics, this is one JRE episode you don’t want to miss.

Post Malone’s car collection

While Post is best known for his music career, he also has a significant car collection ranging from a Rolls-Royce Wraith to a crazy 1992 Ford Explorer.

He even named a track after his Explorer, which has crazy spinner wheels and insane Lamborghini-style doors.

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Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.