Consulting firm Navigant Research recently released a report ranking the automobile vendors automated driving systems. As you can see there are some surprising results.
Given their resources you might expect Ford, Daimler, VW and GM to be near the top, but in second place is Google’s Waymo. Not bad for a search engine company.
The report notes, “…it has become increasingly clear that mobility as a service will be the primary means of deploying automated vehicles, particularly in the early years of commercialization.”
I guess the marketplace is not buying Elon Musk’s story on lidar being a crutch as Tesla finds itself in last place by what appears to be a considerable margin over Uber and Apple.