Competition heats up to be first to market with a fully-autonomous vehicle
What’s happened so far in the race to driverless cars:
Tesla has cars with autopilot enabled available to consumers, including one that took its owner to hospital after he had a pulmonary embolism behind the wheel.
Faraday Future is developing self-driving and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and have hired self-driving and computer vision expert Bart Nabbe – away from his work for Apple’s “Special Projects”
Apple has made a number of ripples in the autonomous automotive pool…
– Apple is working on something that will “give Tesla a run for its money”
– BMW and Daimler have rejected offers to make a car for Apple
– Apple may be partnering with Vienna-based vehicle engineering firm Magna
– Apple has hired quite a few automotive experts, including Tesla’s vice president of vehicle engineering, Chris Porritt
Rolls-Royce has unveiled the 103EX Vision 100 concept car, with an AI system known as ‘Eleanor’
Elon Musk has announced “what we’ve got will blow people’s minds, it blows my mind …it’ll come sooner than people think”
Mike Hawes, CEO of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, “Britain is already perceived as an attractive test-bed for technologies; Brexit may make it more attractive”, adding that legal issues would be less prominent in the UK than in the EU
Ford is doubling their efforts to create a self-driving car.