I think one of the most exciting technological advancements is the ability for cars to drive themselves.
Seems like there's really three companies leading the way that I've been tracking: Waymo, Uber, Tesla.
Waymo (a part of Alphabet/Google)
- NY Times - Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars (May 14, 2017)
- NY Times - Waymo to Offer Phoenix Area Access to Self-Driving Cars (April 25, 2017)
- Medium - Introducing Waymo’s suite of custom-built, self-driving hardware (Feb 15, 2017)
- TechCrunch - Waymo’s self-driving tech got a lot better in 2016 (Feb 1, 2017)
In the world of self-driving cars, it's all about data.Uber has 1 million miles under its belt.
- Recode - Uber has resumed tests of its self-driving cars after an Arizona crash (March 27, 2017)
- Recode - Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents (March 16, 2017)
Tesla is working with AMD to build their own chip to power their self-driving capability.
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
Cruise has their 3rd generation car that's ready for production.
- Reuters - Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources (Feb 17, 2017)
Ford is testing having people in the seats as the seats. They want people to get used seeing people with no drivers.
- TechCrunch - Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use it (April 24, 2017)
Has started a $1.5B fund to invest in self-driving cars.
- Recode - This is the new self-driving truck company taking on Uber’s Otto (February 25, 2017)
- TechCrunch - Embark’s self-driving truck is ready to assist human drivers (February 24, 2017)
Notebook page updated -- March 6, 2017