Driverless cars – are these really the future of transportation, or a passing tech fad?
No matter what your opinion on driverless cars, the reality is that autonomous car tech is becoming more prevalent by the day, and truly driverless cars are closer to becoming an everyday norm than you might think.
Almost daily, there’s a new development in the driverless car space, and nearly every major car manufacturer, ride-sharing service and tech company from Apple to Google has bought into the driverless car industry.
And, if you take all the driverless car chatter at face value, we’re only a couple years away from a utopian society where cars will navigate and park by themselves, and accidents become a rarity.
In fact, Google wants to have a self-driving ride-hailing service on the road by the end of this year. Apple self-driving cars , meanwhile, are spotted regularly, driving down the road with rigs housing everything that’s needed to run a self-driving experience.
[Update: Uber has revealed that it’s now in talks with Waymo to see about adding Waymo’s minivans to its self-driving fleet.
Meanwhile, Waymo is making a large push in the US with a fleet of 62,000 Fiat Chrysler minivans. It’s also hoping to expand into Europe, though may require a strategic partner to compete with more established European auto brands.
Further increasing the competition, GM has received a massive investment from SoftBank, which will help it prepare for more road testing and eventually a commercially available line of autonomous vehicles.] Watch our exclusive video of the Apple self-driving car below Here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Car While the driverless car industry continues to grow, one unfortunate turn in the journey of self-driving cars is a number of accidents , some of them fatal, […]