Who is Developing Driverless Cars?

The most obvious answer to this question is Google, but they’re not alone.  In fact, just about every major auto maker has publicly announced when they plan to have driverless cars publicly available.  As shown here, the list is much longer than just Google and the auto makers.  Uber has also recently invested in the development of this technology since driverless cars would only enhance the profitability of their business model (e-hailing technology without drivers).  Baidu is a Chinese search giant that has partnered with BMW to develop a semi-autonomous prototype by the end of this year and Yutong, a Chinese bus manufacturer, has been researching driverless bus technology.  EasyMile, ZMP, DeNa, and NAVYA are just a few of the other companies that have emerged in this space.

Here’s the real question: After getting engaged this past week, I’m interested in knowing which of these suppliers would like to incorporate driverless cars into my wedding?  🙂

About Lauren Isaac

Lauren Isaac is the Director of Business Initiatives for the North American operation of EasyMile. Easymile provides electric, driverless shuttles that are designed to cover short distances in multi-use environments. Prior to working at EasyMile, Lauren worked at WSP where she was involved in various projects involving advanced technologies that can improve mobility in cities. Lauren wrote a guide titled “Driving Towards Driverless: A Guide for Government Agencies” regarding how local and regional governments should respond to autonomous vehicles in the short, medium, and long term. In addition, Lauren maintains the blog, “Driving Towards Driverless”, and has presented on this topic at more than 75 industry conferences. She recently did a TEDx Talk, and has been published in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune among other publications.
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One Response to Who is Developing Driverless Cars?

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