A life-and-death tussle between rival billionaires, outlaw hackers, and desperate taxi firms is playing out on city streets around the world. And the quest to be the first mover in this brave new world of self-driving automobiles will create big winners and losers.
So how close are the major players to true automation? And what’s at stake if they get it wrong? Join us trackside as we examine who’s winning the self-driving car race.
The manner in which we zoom around our towns and cities is ripe for revolution in a way not seen since the birth of the internal combustion engine. Demand for autonomous vehicles is set to surge by tens of millions in the coming years. And Goldman Sachs suggests the rise of so-called Robo-taxis will expand the global ride-hailing business from present revenues of $5 billion to $285 billion by the end of this decade.