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I think one of the most exciting technological advancements is the ability for cars to drive themselves.

Leaders

Seems like there's really three companies leading the way that I've been tracking: Waymo, Uber, Tesla.

Waymo (a part of Alphabet/Google)

Uber

Safety

In the world of self-driving cars, it's all about data.Uber has 1 million miles under its belt.

Tesla

Chip

Tesla is working with AMD to build their own chip to power their self-driving capability.

Safety

 

Traditional Automakers

Seems like the traditional automakers have realized that they need to get on the self-driving bandwagon or risk being irrelevant.  It's interesting to watch

General Motors

Cruise has their 3rd generation car that's ready for production.

Cadillac

Ford

Ford is testing having people in the seats as the seats. They want people to get used seeing people with no drivers.

Had a test with Dominoes about delivering a pizza.

Other Players

Amazon

Apple

Baidu

Has started a $1.5B fund to invest in self-driving cars.

Embark

Zoox


Notebook page updated -- March 6, 2017

(Photo at the top by Chris Baird)