autonomous vehicles

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Will Cars Become the Next Smartphones?

The automotive industry has the potential to cause disruption across many sectors.

We hear the term “disruptive innovation” thrown around all the time – back in January, the Economist even described it as the business buzzword of the year. As with most words that fall into such common use, it means many different things to different people. I’d always assumed it referred to any breakthrough technologies that […]

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

Many obstacles stand in the way of self-driving vehicles.

The tragic loss of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps has galvanized discussions about pilotless aircraft, and whether we have the technology to safely replace humans with computers in the cockpit. In broad terms the answer is yes, we do have the technology, but of course the route to full automation in passenger planes […]

The Road to Car Safety

It's time to reinvent the car.

The automobile – long a symbol of freedom, status, and success – is at a crossroads. For more than a century, cars have enabled billions of people to travel farther, faster, and more efficiently than ever before. They have helped power the world’s great economies and shaped our modern social and cultural landscape. But all […]