E903: DeepMap CEO & Co-founder James Wu built the world’s greatest maps for Google, Apple & Baidu, now provides precision HD mapping technology & real-time data for autonomous vehicles // Office Hours with Jason! Balancing supply & demand

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DeepMap CEO & Co-founder James Wu built the world’s greatest maps for Google, Apple & Baidu, now provides precision HD mapping technology & real-time data for autonomous vehicles // Office Hours with Jason! Balancing supply & demand

Show notes:

 

0:47 – Jason introduces James Wu who shares his journey from being a student to building Google Earth, building Apple Maps and then starting his own company DeepMap.

 

4:48 – Reasons for Google’s favorable position when it comes to creating maps, and the challenges of mapping in the world today.

 

8:25 – James demos DeepMap and shares his inspiration to build it despite thinking that he was done with mapping after working for five mapping companies.

 

13:57 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Claim a $50 credit toward your first job posting: linkedin.com/twist.

 

15:51 – When will autonomous cars with no steering wheels be capable of driving passengers around in San Francisco and what needs to happen to achieve this?

 

22:40 – DeepMap Customers and pricing, and current technology/processing power potential with regards to self-driving cars.

 

29:20 – Jason thanks sponsor NetSuite by Oracle. Get your free download to Netsuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” by visiting netsuite.com/twist and unleash the potential of your business!

 

30:46 – Self-driving car safety, and why self-driving technology is such a challenge.

 

41:41 – James answers exactly when he’d be comfortable letting his kids get into a self-driving car over a car with a human driver.

 

47:47 – Jason thanks sponsor HubSpot. Visit hubspot.com/startups/twist to get benefits and learn how to grow your startups!

49:33 – Office hours with Jason: Eric Niu from Swaggle asks how they can find relevant sellers so they can match them with buyers.

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