Autonomous Vehicles vs Conventional Car Manufacturers

August 24th, 2017

A self-driving car on the road in San Francisco.
Photo by Grendelkhan on Wikmedia Commons,

The huge increase in interest towards autonomous vehicles has caused concern for numerous vehicle manufacturers across the globe. Many now see technology firms as being better placed than carmakers to develop and profit from the software that will underpin automated driving (The Economist, 2016). Tesla is a key example, given that it did not originally set out to be a vehicle manufacturer but is now the most valuable car company in the US. But is this really a cause for concern for core vehicle manufacturers?

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