“Autonomous driving is coming no matter what,” says Says SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. SoftBank is Uber’s largest shareholder. “That’s the destiny of where technology is going to drive us,” he added. “When autonomous driving comes the cost of providing the service will dramatically get more efficient.”
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson says that there is this amazing opportunity to go and take the next step in democratizing transportation. Aurora, an independent autonomous vehicle technology startup, has secured over $530 million in funding led by Sequoia, Amazon, and T. Rowe Price.
Autonomous is an enormous technology, says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Following the unfortunate accident that happened last year in Arizona, Uber took a retreat from autonomous vehicles. However, Uber has taken that time to rebuild how they are building that product.
This is the year that many of the technological innovations that Ford has been working on will start to come out. Ford CEO Jim Hackett says that the vehicles of the future will be so intelligent that they could drive themselves.
After 30,000 real-world driverless Lyft test rides in Las Vegas consumers have rated it an amazing 4.95 Out of 5 says Lyft’s Chief Strategy Officer Raj Kapoor. He says that in the last 12 months the system’s gotten smarter and the ride has gotten smoother.
“Elon Musk has really pushed the industry to embrace electrification,” says former Ford CEO Mark Fields. “The challenge here is how do you make money at it?” Fields says that there will continue to be a large portion of internal…
DiDi will be one of the frontrunners in autonomous vehicle technology development says Henry Liu, VP and Chief Scientist for DiDi Smart Transportation Initiatives. Liu says DiDi is unique in that it is not just an Internet company and not just an AI company but also is a transportation company.
Domino’s Pizza continues to implement innovative technology to maintain it’s competitive edge in the pizza business. The company continues to be on the cutting edge of technology in its use of autonomous vehicles that are actually delivering pizza in Las Vegas.
Aeva co-founders Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, who both previously worked on the super secret self-driving car project at Apple called Titan, have announced their first product.