Check out this VLAB event on Self Driving Cars this Thursday.
VLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people.
Advances in sensor technologies, robotics, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications are now converging to (finally) make driverless cars a reality.
Sales of driverless vehicles are expected to surpass
95.4 million by 2035,
representing 75% of all light-duty vehicle sales according to an August 2013 report by Navigant Research. Unfathomable? Think again!
This radical shift in transportation is driving the old, established auto industry to a new frontier. Opportunities abound for leveraging technology and innovation to get driverless cars to market. These include connected cars, cars initially used for slower speed driving, networks of alternative fleets, traditional automakers, and even autonomous expertise from other industries.