I’ve never had a car reach 200,000 miles before! The Silver Family approach to car ownership is:

  1. Change oil regularly, at the cheapest location possible.
  2. Avoid all other types of maintenance.
  3. Buy a new car upon receiving a four-digit repair estimate.

As I’ve matured into my own person, I’ve thrown off the yolk of my parents’ approach and invested in scheduled maintenance.

Maybe this 2004 Toyota Highlander can reach 300,000 miles?

Originally published at http://davidsilver.blog on November 30, 2021.

Cruise is coming to the South Bay! A new office will open at 840 W California in Sunnyvale, right next to downtown, the Caltrain, and Walmart Labs.

This is a big win for a lot of my former Voyage colleagues who are now Cruise colleagues. Voyage had a South Bay orientation, so returning to the office in 2022 was going to mean a long haul to San Francisco, for some of those folks.

The Mercury News reports that Cruise will have 400 employees in Sunnyvale, mostly engineering, so obviously this is about a lot more than just my former Voyage colleagues. Lots of Cruisers live in the South Bay, as indeed does most of the Silicon Valley automotive industry.

If you live in the South Bay and are interested in working for Cruise, email me your CV!


Originally published at http://davidsilver.blog on November 10, 2021.

Last week Cruise conducted a 2.5 hour deep-dive into our technical architecture, with a particular focus our AV stack. The event was called Under The Hood, and now it’s available on YouTube for the whole world to watch.

You’ll see everything from how our perception stack operates, to planning, to the upcoming Cruise Origin, to how we’re going to roll out a ride-hailing service in San Francisco.

This is about as much information as any AV organization has ever put out about how self-driving cars work.

Check it out!

Originally published at http://davidsilver.blog on November 10, 2021.

Do you live in my dad’s hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona? Do you love Walmart even a smidge as much as I do?

If you can answer “yes” to both of those questions, then you should order self-driving Cruise delivery from Walmart.

Also, you should buy some Walmart swag at the SparkShop. That will not come Cruise-delivered and in fact has no affiliation with Cruise. But I own these shoes and they are amazing.

Originally published at http://davidsilver.blog on November 4, 2021.

David Silver

I love self-driving cars and I work on them at Cruise! https://getcruise.com

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