You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Autonomous Cars, Here's Why

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

It's podcast time again. This week, we talk with Alex Roy, principal at Johnson and Roy Advisors, a company that provides strategy for companies in the AI, robotics, and transportation space, about why autonomous cars aren't so scary.

Roy, who you might remember as a former TTAC contributor, walks us through it all. Meanwhile, current TTAC contributor Matthew Guy stops by to talk jump starters and NASCAR at Dover.

As always, you can find our podcast at the following places: Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, and iHeart Radio. As well as here.

Thanks for listening!

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on May 03, 2024

    Please allow me to listen to the podcast before commenting. (This is the way my mind works, please forgive me.)

  • Brendan Duddy Brendan Duddy on May 05, 2024

    soon we'll see lawyers advertising big payout$ after getting injured by a 'rogue' vehicle

    • VoGhost VoGhost on May 06, 2024

      How is this different from today? So long as AV is better than the average driver, it's a win.

  • Carson D Carson D on May 05, 2024

    Just don't be the whistleblower who reports on the falsification of safety data. That's a deadly profession.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on May 22, 2024

    This guest was pretty interesting.