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Alexander Dobrindt
The interactions of humans and machines is throwing up new ethical questions in the age of digitalization and self-learning systems. The ministry's ethics commission has pioneered the cause and drawn up the world's first set of guidelines for automated driving.feedback
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Aug 23 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Driverless cars. 332 people are quoted and you can read 569 citations of them about Driverless cars. Anthony Levandowski, John Krafcik and Brian Krzanich, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Anthony Levandowski said: “We should all be proud that our self-driving technology has been built independently, from the ground up. With this move, I hope to keep the team focused on achieving the vision that brought us all here.”.
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Nasser Zamani - Tesla Motors

An email exchange in May and June between Tesla and Nevada DMV representatives included an agenda for a June 16 meeting, along with the Nevada Department of Transportation, to discuss testing of two prototype trucks in Nevada, according to the exchange seen by Reuters. To insure we are on the same page, our primary goal is the ability to operate our prototype test trucks in a continuous manner across the state line and within the States of Nevada and California in a platooning and/or Autonomous mode without having a person in the vehicle.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

Car manufacturers will want to imprint their own characteristics on the system, how they want it to feel and how they want it to drive.feedback

Michael Ramsey

Intel now has a very big footprint in all parts of the autonomous vehicle, the brains, the sensors, the information side, the mapping. The acquisition clearly puts Intel in the conversation. It guarantees they will be a player.feedback

Colin Bird - IHS

In terms of ADAS safety features like automatic emergency braking and blind spot detection, consumers wanted to see these features standard across the board. There is a large subset of consumers who are willing to pay for full autonomy features demonstrating that consumers see this more as a value-add rather than a necessary safety component, at least for now.feedback

Danny Shapiro - Nvidia

As a human you have senses, you have your eyes, you have your ears, and sometimes you have the sense of touch. You are feeling the road. So those are your inputs and then those senses feed into your brain and your brain makes a decision on how to control your feet and your hands in terms of braking and pressing the gas and steering. So on an autonomous car you have to replace those senses.feedback

Dan Leibfried - John Deere

We have to have the ability to sense everything the human would inside of the system related to the quality of the job. Whether it be preparing the soil, planting the seed, protecting the crop, or harvesting it.feedback

Patrick McMullan

When we saw it being used by other societies we thought, why not us? Who knew mobile phones would be what they are? Or driverless cars? It's not just doors and self checkouts.feedback

Nitin Gadkari

We won't allow driverless cars in India. I am very clear on this. We won't allow any technology that takes away jobs. In a country where you have unemployment, you can't have a technology that ends up taking people's jobs.feedback

Robert Shiller

A theme that I have been coming back to is that the big worry that's on people's minds – I don't know how active it is in trading – but it's about where the world is going with automation and robotics. We are going to see ships sailing across the ocean with nobody on it, just cargo – like driverless cars. These things keep coming up and I think they make people worry about everything, including even stocks. You don't know how all this automation is going to play out for various kinds of companies. This is what, I imagine, is on people's minds all the time now.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

One reason I'm so optimistic about AI is that improvements in basic research improve systems across so many different fields -- from diagnosing diseases to keep us healthy, to improving self-driving cars to keep us safe, and from showing you better content in News Feed to delivering you more relevant search results. Every time we improve our AI methods, all of these systems get better. I'm excited about all the progress here and it's potential to make the world better.feedback

Luc Vincent - Lyft

[Self-driving cars] will also mean 80% fewer vehicles on the road – opening up more space for all of us in our cities and communities…[and] dramatically reduc[ing] pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.feedback

Todd Westby

We think it's the right thing to do for advancing innovation just like the driverless car basically did in recent months.feedback

Raj Kapoor - Lyft

There are new opportunities that are going to be created for drivers. We're seeing a surge in demand for health care, elderly related assistance services that are there that require drivers. And you'll see whole new ways of transporting. You'll have cafe services in cars as well.feedback

Raj Kapoor - Lyft

What the consumer cares about the most is having a reliable experience, in addition to safety and that means that when I open up the app, I know that there's a car there in a couple minutes. For that kind of ubiquity, you need to have human drivers. We have over 700,000 drivers now. That's something that any other company would have to replicate instantly.feedback

Lee Gutkind

It's a terrific thing to have in Pittsburgh. It's uplifting to see. Red was into self-driving vehicles before anyone. Lawrenceville was in the lost and found, it was really rough.feedback

Luc Vincent - Lyft

Lyft is uniquely positioned to build technology in collaboration with partners in a way that will make it possible to roll out self-driving cars at scale in the fastest, safest, most efficient way. When a passenger requests a ride that a self-driving car can complete, we may send one to complete the trip. If that person needs to go somewhere self-driving cars are unable to navigate, or their needs call for a different level of service, they will have a driver. We aren't thinking of our self-driving division as a side project. It's core to our business.feedback

Jeremy Carlson - IHS Automotive

It does still take a lot to do this, even if there is lots off-the-shelf technology, to engineer them together and create systems and put them in a vehicle.feedback

Luc Vincent - Lyft

The one thing that is very, very key is the scale that we have.feedback

Raj Kapoor - Lyft

We look at this as an opportunity to take what we're developing and give it to others. For self-driving to work as an industry, there has to be more sharing.feedback

Luc Vincent - Lyft

We're building a way for third parties to plug their self-driving cars into our network.feedback

Taggart Matthiesen - Lyft

You're going to see it. You're going to see these vehicles on the street.feedback

Bryant Walker Smith

Governments have largely focused on the legality of automated driving. They should also pay attention to the broader challenges and opportunities of automated driving – what it means for our lives, our governments, our land use, our cities, our social services, our jobs and how we live.feedback

Debbie Dingell

These vehicles are going to be developed, and I want to make sure we're developing them in this country, not China, India or the European Union. The challenge for this country, period, is how we stay at the forefront of innovation and technology.feedback

Bryant Walker Smith

It's sexy, and that carries issues a long way. A hot, potentially even bipartisan subject can be more appealing than the mundane.feedback

Elliot Katz - DLA Piper

People want to feel like they're in control of their destiny.feedback

Elliot Katz - DLA Piper

We need rules and regulations so that the driving public knows this isn't just the Wild West.feedback

Raj Kapoor - Lyft

Lyft is not getting into the business of manufacturing a car. We're on our way to creating a self-driving system. Then the auto industry can bring it to life.feedback

Luc Vincent - Lyft

We aren't thinking of our self-driving division as a side project. It's core to our business. That's why 10 percent of our engineers are already focused on developing self-driving technology – and we'll continue to grow that team in the months ahead.feedback

Raj Kapoor - Lyft

We want to bring the whole industry together with this, and we think there's a unique opportunity in time right now for Lyft to become a leader while doing it.feedback

Michael Granoff

Mobileye was far from an outlier, it was just the first major example of Israeli innovation becoming very much desired by the global transportation industry. At the center are technologies such as sensors, software, cyber and the like and these are areas in which Israel has already excelled. Israel has a head start in many of these areas.feedback

Jay Leno

She's basically the brain, heart and soul of the vehicle.feedback

Jay Leno

You'll no longer have to drive to your therapist, because you'll actually be driving your therapist.feedback

Stefan Heck

During that transition period, we need autonomous vehicles that are not just smart, but are able to collaborate with humans.feedback

Stefan Heck

And, in pursuit of the profoundly transformational impact autonomous vehicle technology can have on business and society, we'll now more rapidly be able to gather the billions more miles of real driving experience and data required to get a precise understanding of how the best drivers behave behind the wheel.feedback

Stefan Heck

Any (vehicle) manufacturer is better than any startup at building cars.feedback

Anish Athalye - OpenAI

When this paper claimed a simple fix, we were curious to reproduce the results for ourselves (and we did, in a sense). Then, we were curious if a determined attacker could break it, and we found that it was possible.feedback

Kevin Dallas

We're excited to partner with Baidu to take a giant step in helping automotive manufacturers and suppliers fully realize the promise of autonomous driving. Today's vehicles already have an impressive level of sophistication when it comes to their ability to capture data. By applying our global cloud AI, machine learning, and deep neural network capabilities to that data, we can accelerate the work already being done to make autonomous vehicles safer.feedback

Frank Cotton

The threats that the Armed Forces are having to face are becoming more complex as missiles get faster and drones get cheaper. As that complexity grows we need autonomy to counter that threat in a way that means the Navy doesn't need to increase its manpower.feedback

Simon Ellgas - Waymo

If you've used your cell phone in the bright sun on a hot day you may have experienced it shutting down. Our self-driving system needs to be much more reliable than your typical home electronics.feedback

Mignon Clyburn - Federal Communications Commission

While we enthusiastically harness new technology that will ultimately propel us to a driverless future, we must maintain our focus on safety – and radar applications play an important role.feedback

Jim Sayer

This combination of research and testing in a controlled facility like MCity, and testing on the street in the real world, on this scale, doesn't exist anywhere else in the world.feedback

Jim Sayer

If a car is stopped 200 feet from a traffic light, you know there's a long line of cars there. So you could lengthen the green light dynamically to reduce congestion.feedback

Jim Sayer

You can get that signal even if the car is braking 1,000 feet down the road, so you can begin to brake even before you see the car.feedback

Mark Schlissel

We want to provide the research underpinning for the state to succeed in competing in this future of mobility. For the economic future of the state, it is critical that the leadership of automotive technology remains in southeastern Michigan.feedback

Chris Urmson

In a driver-assistance system, most of the time it's better to do nothing than to do something. Only when you're really, really, really sure that you're going to prevent a bad event, that's when you should trigger. That will guide you down a selection of technologies that will limit your ability to bridge over to the other side.feedback

Nathaniel Fairfield - Google

People have this curve where they go from somewhat unreasonable but plausible distrust to way, way overconfidence.feedback

Bryan Thomas - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Not all systems can do all things. There are driving scenarios that automatic emergency braking systems are not designed to address.feedback

Danny Shapiro - Nvidia

It's 30 pictures every second. Each picture, a single frame, is made up of pixels. Each of these pixels or dots is a numerical value that says, What is the color of the light there?' It's just a bunch of numbers.feedback

Danny Shapiro - Nvidia

[The GPU] is now powering everything from games to the visual effects you see in Hollywood films.feedback

Danny Shapiro - Nvidia

You can almost have in-app purchases to add new features that weren't there when you bought it.feedback

Jon Peddie - Jon Peddie Research

Researchers at universities realized that, Hey, here is this low-cost processor that we can apply to scientific and mathematical applications and get some acceleration for cheap.feedback

Jon Peddie - Jon Peddie Research

The original use of GPUs in an automobile was for the instrument panel in the entertainment system. It's only been recently that people have been saying, Hey, we can do this, or that!feedback

Chris Niven - International Data Corporation

The combination of GPUs and a CPU are now available that can accelerate analytics, deep learning, high-performance computing, and scientific simulations.feedback

Jessica Caldwell - Edmunds.com

Luxury doesn't have to be defined by how many cylinders or how many gears you have. For a lot of buyers, being really high tech and having this self-driving capability is luxury.feedback

Martin Magnusson - Volvo

Kangaroos are smaller than these animals and their behaviour is more erratic. This is why it's important that we test and calibrate our technology on real kangaroos in their natural environment.feedback

Martin Magnusson - Volvo

Kangaroos are very unpredictable animals and difficult to avoid, but we are confident we can refine our technology to detect them and avoid collisions on the highway. In Sweden we have done research involving larger, slower moving animals like moose, reindeer and cows which are a serious threat on our roads.feedback

Ashok Vaswani

This is about really automating all the routine … transactions. And then really spending time with customers on what stuff matters. You know, when you want a mortgage, when you want to plan for your retirement … all that kind of good stuff.feedback

Carlos Torres Vila - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Really people don't like banking , it's boring, it takes time, causes them stress, and people have bad financial habits. What we can do is leverage data and AI to provide people with peace of mind, really having an almost magical experience that things in their financial life turn out the way they want it. It's almost like a self-driving bank experience.feedback

Wiebe Draijer - Rabobank

AI is a very potent technology that we are applying in many areas. It will also sit in the interface with customers. The funny part is that sometimes you can see that the reliability of an answer of an AI-generated answer to the question of a customer is higher than of the very next person you get on the phone. We see AI as a solution to get more reliable insight, the right answer to the right question at the right time in support of the person sitting in a call center or in the branch. And so AI is extremely potent and we are going to see a revolution in how it's applied already.feedback

Kevin McCann

Any company that would be working on the autonomous car concept would be having to do the same developmental work. We brought our engineers into Australia to begin the exercise of gathering the data of how the animals can move and behave so the computers can understand it more. Autonomous cars are a continuing development. A driverless car does not yet exist, and developing technology to recognise kangaroos is part of that development. We are developing a car that can recognise kangaroos.feedback

Kevin McCann

The whole development process has to take in as many variations of conditions as possible. It's a fairly drawn-out process. We don't even refer to it specifically as kangaroo detection, it's what we call small animal detection.feedback

Amy Kaa

Although it hasn't been tested in a kangaroo-specific environment, there was an instance where black swans were interfering, and so they had to build into the car the ability to recognise animals.feedback

Robb Bolio - General Motors

This takes driving to a whole new level. Super Cruise lets you do other things, like make phone calls, but it's not tedious or stressful. And on top of all that, it enhances your safety when you are driving.feedback

Robb Bolio - General Motors

How long it takes before the system notices a driver is not paying attention depends on your speed. If you are going 75 miles per hour, it's three or four seconds, depending on the traffic around you. If you are in bumper-to-bumper traffic going 10 miles per hour, it's a little longer.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

This is definitely a shot across the bow of Tesla, which already has Autopilot. Cadillac is really trying to take Tesla on in that category of technology.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks. When our parents graduated, purpose reliably came from your job, your church, your community. But today, technology and automation are eliminating many jobs. Membership in communities is declining. Many people feel disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void.feedback

Frank Pallone

We need to be sure that we get this right and that safety is the first priority.feedback

John Delaney

I think the [tech] industry focuses, as it should, on being at the cutting edge of innovation and creating products and services that enhance productivity and improve peoples' lives. So when they're thinking about driverless cars, do they spend more time thinking about how this will enhance productivity, and how it will [protect] safety, than the jobs that will be affected? I think the answer is probably yes, but I don't think they do it in some of kind of nefarious way.feedback

Andrew Ross Sorkin - The New York Times

Today there are 35,000 fatalities on the road using cars that we all drive just in the United States. What number does that have to go down to that it becomes politically palatable, to the public, that they get in the car, and there may very well be a fatality as the result of a computer?feedback

Andrew Ross Sorkin - The New York Times

Almost every single person in this room already made that choice, because you got on a plane. Planes fly roughly 99 percent of the miles that they fly by computer. It's now to the place that it is not safe for humans to fly in a lot of conditions. It's mandated that the computer fly because the computer can do it better.feedback

Chris Agnew - MKM Partners

You've got to have hubs to locate and organize these vehicles and turn them around, and you've got to have the ability to do that and do it at scale and cost effectively. Why would somebody want to develop that from the ground up?feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

We're focusing on autonomous systems. Clearly one purpose of autonomous systems is self-driving cars. There are others. We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects.feedback

Andrew Ng

I want all of us to have self-driving cars; conversational computers that we can talk to naturally; and healthcare robots that understand what ails us.feedback

Elmar Degenhart

We can meet the steep demands in autonomous driving through an industry-wide collaboration more comprehensively, rapidly and at lower costs than by going alone.feedback

Reza Ghanadan - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

If we're going to get along as closely with future robots, driverless cars and virtual digital assistants in our phones and homes as we envision doing so today, then those assistants are going to have to obey the same norms we do. That's something we are all familiar with, since 'normal' people detect norm violations very quickly. The uncertainty inherent in these kinds of human data inputs make machine learning of human norms extremely difficult.feedback

Jacques Aschenbroich - Valeo

The carmaker will have to be at the center… afterwards if we are responsible of some failure in our algorithm then it will come back to us. Having a car which is delivered by your carmaker, it has to take a part of the liability. All of the suppliers, the partners that will help (the carmaker) to develop the car will be together with the carmaker liable. It cannot be the driver anymore because you have no driver.feedback

Karl Brauer

Apple appears to be taking the same route as Waymo/Google, which is to focus on the technology of self-driving cars while leaving vehicle production to established automakers. This puts Apple and Google in direct competition, again. Are we looking at a future with two major autonomous vehicle systems just as we currently have two major smartphone systems? The answer seems to be 'yes.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

What we're focusing on, what we've talked about focusing on publicly, we're focusing on autonomous systems. And clearly one purpose of autonomous systems is self-driving cars, there are others. And we sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects. It's probably one of the most difficult AI projects, actually, to work on. And so autonomy is something that's incredibly exciting for us, and...we'll see where it takes us. We're not really saying from a product point of view what we will do, but we are being straightforward that it's a core technology that we view is very important.feedback

Jaime Waydo

Now that we're moved to our next phase - letting members of the public use of self-driving cars in their daily lives - we're ready to retire our fleet of Fireflies and focus on integrating our latest technology into vehicles like our new self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan...Firefly has taken us on an incredible journey over the last three years, and we're looking forward to sharing this bit of self-driving history with the world.feedback

Sam Abuelsamid - Navigant

It makes sense to do that engineering up front, because otherwise you have to tear up the car later to add the hardware.feedback

James Hodgson - ABI Research

They were slow to begin testing autonomous systems, and they now have a considerable innovation gap to close. Previous attempts by Apple to address personal mobility and automation have been marred by high turnover in specialist staff. In addition, previous talks with BMW and Daimler allegedly broke down over data protection and control. It seems Apple has decided that developing their own autonomous system is preferable to partnering.feedback

Steve Kenner - Apple

The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.feedback

Chris Brewer - Ford Motor

Come to think about it, who better to develop a self-driving car than a company that's been making cars for more than 100 years?feedback

Takahiro Hachigo - Honda

We're going to put utmost top priority on electrification and advanced safety innovations going forward.feedback

Greg Walden

We're getting very close. I think it's a good package. We've put a lot of work into it. The key thing is to make sure we stay in the lead on the innovation that there aren't unnecessary roadblocks in the way, balancing that with safety.feedback

Nidhi Kalra - Rand Corporation

The problem is when people buy a car, they think 'Oh, I'm buying a Toyota,' but what they're really buying is parts from 100 different suppliers all cobbled together. Cybersecurity cannot be applied on top of everything else. It needs to be based in the design of the vehicle and embedded throughout the entire supply chain.feedback

Greg Walden

What a bunch of barbarians - they drove themselves? Are you kidding me? And look at how many died every year and they thought that was acceptable?feedback

Logan Green - Lyft

We see ourselves as a kind of Switzerland. We don't think there will be a single player that will win the whole autonomous vehicle game.feedback

Logan Green - Lyft

Our ultimate responsibility is to bring the best autonomous vehicles to Lyft's millions of passengers. And since it's very early in the development life cycle of autonomous vehicles, we'll explore many partnerships to learn with and from partners to help figure out what passengers want.feedback

Amanda Blanc

Babies born today may never have to take a driving test. Driverless cars will not be able to take to the roads [without that].feedback

Anthony Barrs

Long story short: high-speed rail didn't pencil out over here. We're primarily looking at cities with major nodes that need to be connected, where high-speed would create high value. If you're in DC and you have this Hyperlane connecting the DC metro area, you can now fly out of the Baltimore-Washington international airport much more easily. This creates additional transportation options. We liken the Hyperlane network to an air traffic control system. We're looking at state transportation officials and transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.feedback

Steve Kerr

I was a guy who wanted to squeeze every ounce I could out of every minute we were together. It doesn't have to be that way.feedback

Michael Brown

The stuff he does on the floor – during timeouts, in practice, in film sessions, whatever – it's almost irreplaceable. He said, No, no, no, we're going to do this. When you have players of his stature that are confident about wanting to do something, you sit back and you let them do it.feedback

Kevin Durant

I remember the first few practices, me and Mike, we were the new guys and we were looking at each other like: 'This is how it goes down here'? Sometimes in games, we don't run a play for two or three minutes straight. And I'm, like, Man, I'm so used to making sure we run something every time down.feedback

Scott Kessler - S&P Capital IQ

We still see healthy sustainable growth, driven by mobile and YouTube, and also note more emerging opportunities related to cloud and self-driving cars. Additionally, we see gains related to artificial intelligence and machine learning. .... However, we acknowledge continuing legal/regulatory risks, particularly in Europe.feedback

Robert Dingemanse

Not at all. We're still driving cars that are 100 years old and it will be the same in 100 years' time. Autonomous cars and flying cars and tunnels will offer different modalities, but people will still want to drive themselves. Humans like to determine their own destiny. That's freedom.feedback

Qi Lu - Baidu

AI technology has huge potential to promote social development, and one of AI's biggest opportunities lies in intelligent vehicles. Continental is a leading global corporation in automotive technology and products. Through this agreement with Continental, we expect to upgrade the intelligent systems of the automobile industry and energize many existing and emerging industries.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

I always say that the cars are going to be out there looking, so the next time an Amber alert comes up and they're looking for a license plate, the cars should be able to find that license plate quite rapidly. We'll have to put limitations on it. We'll have to encrypt that data and make sure I can't tell that it's John's [car] necessarily.feedback

Kathy Winter - Intel

This technology is driving big changes. Time will be freed up by people not driving, there will be increased productivity and new goods and services to be consumed.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Ford's announcement of 20,000 global layoffs to streamline and cut costs is a typical strategy of large corporations who need to pivot to stay competitive. As consumers demand electric and self-driving options, traditional automakers will need to adapt.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

Companies should start thinking about their autonomous strategy now. Less than a decade ago, no one was talking about the potential of a soon-to-emerge app or sharing economy because no one saw it coming. This is why we started the conversation around the Passenger Economy early, to wake people up to the opportunity streams that will emerge when cars become the most powerful mobile data generating devices we use and people swap driving for riding.feedback

Sally Yoo - Uber

While we have respected your personal liberties, it is our view that the Court's Order requires us to make these demands of you. Footnote 9 of the Order specifically states that 'in complying with this order, Uber has no excuse under the Fifth Amendment to pull any punches as to Levandowski.feedback

John Whitbeck

The biggest problem Northam has is Perriello is driving the agenda. It's pushed Northam so far to the left that he is a shell of his former self. If we can't defeat whichever one of them is the nominee, it will mean that Virginia has become a blue state. . . . It's more running for governor of Vermont than Virginia.feedback

Harri Santamala

When it comes to public transportation, we're really close on making this technology work.feedback

Carlo Ratti

There are rivers and waterfronts in most cities, so the applications are quite wide.feedback

Christophe Sapet

With our first vehicle, the goal was just to get in on the road as quickly as possible.feedback

Austin Russell - Luminar

An autonomous vehicle that's 99 per cent safe won't be good enough. This is mission critical. You can't afford to miss a single object because that object could be a person.feedback

Omer Keilaf

Car companies want it to cost US$100 and perform 10 times better, be smaller - and very reliable. So there's a big vacuum in the industry right now.feedback

Philipp Plein

The company should be up to $300 million in turnover, with no debt and no investors; not one cent owned to one bank in the world. It's a self-driving business.feedback

Mike Jellen

The problem is that we're still in A.I. learning mode and only buying in quantities of a couple thousand. The problem is, the market isn't there yet.feedback

Guillaume Devauchelle

We believe it will be the basis for autonomous driving.feedback

Marc A. Morin - LeddarTech

So to create a cocoon around the car, you need to integrate four to six solid-state lidar sensors.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

If we assume that Waymo can grow to ~1% of global miles driven by 2030 (based on a fleet of ~3mn cars each driving ~65k miles/year) and that Waymo can generate on average ~$1.25 in revenue per mile driven, it implies a ~$70bn Waymo enterprise value. More miles/year and revenue/mile could lead to an enterprise value of ~$140bn.feedback

Brian Nowak

Waymo is a potential spin-out candidate (over time) and our scenario analysis shows how Waymo could be worth $70bn+...adding ~12%+ to GOOGL's current EV [enterprise value]. We do not believe Waymo or any of the 'Other Bets' are currently being reflected in GOOGL's share price.feedback

Chris Ballinger - Toyota

Hundreds of billions of miles of human driving data may be needed to develop safe and reliable autonomous vehicles. Blockchains and distributed ledgers may enable pooling data from vehicle owners, fleet managers, and manufacturers to shorten the time for reaching this goal, thereby bringing forward the safety, efficiency and convenience benefits of autonomous driving technology.feedback

Jonathan Weekley

If you route vehicles that don't have passengers, you can dramatically increase the overall fleet utilization.feedback

Jonathan Weekley

There's a blatant, obvious need for a routing service. There's a segment of drivers who think they know the right place to go. When you combine simple statistics and machine learning, you can definitely route a vehicle much more efficiently. Uber and Lyft are using carrots and sticks, such as surge, to route their fleet. But they don't own the fleet, so they have limited control.feedback

Bill Ford

We have to re-energize our business, we need to modernize our business.feedback

Molly Nichols - Uber

The warning signs about Uber's questionable business practices were all over the place, and the mayor should have recognized that and worked harder to create a partnership that was more equitable.feedback

Tim Smith

We have been underserved for decades, and now there are people who live right on the other side of that fence that are missing out.feedback

Linda Bailey

With Pittsburgh, we learned we need to present the city's needs upfront.feedback

William Alsup

In complying with this order, Uber has no excuse under the Fifth Amendment to pull any punches as to Levandowski.feedback

Salle Yoo - Uber

If you do not agree to comply with all of the requirements set forth herein, or if you fail to comply in a material manner, then Uber will take adverse employment action against you, which may include termination of your employment and such termination would be for Cause.feedback

Aviva Leebow Wolmer

The reality is that cars will be automated and at some point when there are self-driving cars and there are automated vehicles, they're safer – so will there be a need for steel in automobiles? If there's not a need for steel in automobiles will we be competing with other products and how does that strongly change our market when automotive is one of the three major industries that steel goes into?feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere. You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you're at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

There have been numerous developments that suggest to us the continued preparation of an assault by large tech firms on the market for shared, autonomous, electric mobility.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Automakers have invested heavily into making themselves sellers of lifestyle products rather than machines.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Wouldn't you be more inclined to rely on the software and cybersecurity ingenuity of Google, Uber, Didi, Lyft, Amazon, Apple or Tesla (the exception), rather than trusting the digital capabilities of Ford, Toyota, Daimler or BMW?feedback

Richard Wallace

It looks like a joint front against Uber. I don't know if that's truly their motivation, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me.feedback

Richard Wallace

I tend to think there won't be a lot of unique solutions out there. We'll dovetail towards the best one.feedback

Richard Wallace

At the end of the day, you may have three or four, possibly even five very strong 'alliances,' let's call them, for lack of a better word. It would almost be like airlines. Take Delta, KLM, Air France and their other partners. [As a consumer] it almost doesn't matter which airline you end up on if it's one of them. They're all operated under the same agreement, and they're focused on fighting against the United alliance and against the American alliance and against the Southwest alliance, if you will.feedback

Richard Wallace

The more interesting question than who's ahead right now might be who has the best business model to field it.feedback

Niki Christoff - Uber

We are pleased with the court's ruling that Uber can continue building and utilizing all of its self-driving technology, including our innovation around LiDar.feedback

Johnny Luu - Alphabet

Competition should be fueled by innovation in the labs and on the roads, not through unlawful actions. We welcome the order to prohibit Uber's use of stolen documents containing trade secrets developed by Waymo through years of research, and to formally bar Mr. Levandowski from working on the technology.feedback

Michael Carrier

This is a big deal. There are lots of trade-secret cases filed and litigated everyday; it's the most common type of IP case. But very few make it to the stage that they could constitute a criminal investigation.feedback

Michael Risch

The person most likely to be charged is the person who actually took the information.feedback

Javier Capape

In banking, (SWFs) invest a lot in fintech, in transport they invest in driverless cars. They need to balance their portfolios with the old and the new players. You can't invest in just one start-up as the risk is huge – normally they fail eight out of 10 times.feedback

Sebastian Thrun

My team turned out to be the lucky winner for whatever reason. And we got the attention of the Google founders. Yeah. So Larry came to the race itself and … came disguised with, like, a hat and sunglasses so he wouldn't be bothered by everybody. But … he had a keen interest in this. Larry has been a believer in this technology for much longer than I even knew. And so was Sergey. And they really want to understand what's going on. We had a separate building that no one knew about. At least for a year and a half no one in Google had a clue we existed.feedback

Sebastian Thrun

And we went to Google and said we'd love to help you build Street View. And we kind of ended up … felt like an acquisition of a little start-up company, kind of Stanford transitioning into Google where me and four of my grad students then became Street View enthusiasts. And we built up Street View and with a singular vision to photograph every street in the world.feedback

Sebastian Thrun

We started Google X – with the self-driving car project. And the idea was to really kind of build an innovation center that has authority to just do crazy things.feedback

Larry Page

Look, it can be done. People can do it. Just do it. And to my complete surprise, blows my mind, about 15 months a later a team of 12 engineers did it.feedback

Missy Cummings

Driverless cars are very rule-based, and they don't understand social graces.feedback

Ed Long

You'll never be able to make up a person's ability to perceive what's the right move at the time, I don't think.feedback

Raj Rajkumar - Carnegie

There's an endless list of these cases where we as humans know the context, we know when to bend the rules and when to break the rules.feedback

John Hanson - Toyota

It's hard to program in human stupidity or someone who really tries to game the technology.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

Driverless trucks are a lot more of a threat than an opportunity to Burlington Northern. Autonomous vehicles widespread would hurt us ... if they spread to trucks, and they would hurt our auto insurance business.feedback

Anne Laliron

That is the reason we jump on the opportunity to work with nuTonomy.feedback

Stefan Sommer - ZF Friedrichshafen

Networked ecosystems are not only at home in Silicon Valley, ZF and Faurecia believe that the ecosystem philosophy also works between Paris and Friedrichshafen to provide a unique offer to our customers everywhere in the world.feedback

Patrick Koller - Faurecia

This partnership will mark another important step for Faurecia in the development of an innovation ecosystem for technology solutions for the Cockpit of the Future. Our strong combined customer intimacy and our common vision will enable us to provide a unique technology offer ensuring the safety of the vehicle occupants in various autonomous driving use cases. Our customers will benefit greatly from this partnership. Together, we can offer complete interior safety features to meet the future challenges which will allow the interior of the future to be safe, connected, versatile and predictive.feedback

Anne Laliron

This collaboration is a significant step towards fully autonomous vehicles, which will enable us to offer different mobility solutions to our customers.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

This is central to Uber. If Google can't launch their self-driving car for 10 years instead of five, this will be a little blip in Google's multibillion-dollar revenue. Uber is the one that really depends on it.feedback

Anthony Levandowski

We should all be proud that our self-driving technology has been built independently, from the ground up. With this move, I hope to keep the team focused on achieving the vision that brought us all here.feedback

Anthony Levandowski

As you know, I currently don't provide input on detailed LiDAR design choices. But making this organizational change means I will have absolutely no oversight over or input into our LiDAR work. Going forward, please make sure not to include me in meetings or email threads related to LiDAR, or ask me for advice on the topic.feedback

Michael Carrier

Assuming a successful suit, Waymo could get damages for the period AL was involved. If the purloined documents are still accessible to, and can be implemented by, the rest of the team, his recusal makes no difference.feedback

John Krafcik

This collaboration is helping both companies learn how to bring self-driving cars to market, and realize the safety and mobility benefits of this technology. Our early riders will play an important role in shaping the way we bring self-driving technology into the world through personal cars, public transportation, ride-hailing, logistics and more. Self-driving cars have the potential to reshape each and every one of these areas, transforming our lives and our cities by making them safer, more convenient and more accessible.feedback

Rosemary Shahan

We do not trust the auto manufacturers or the tech industry to protect the public in the absence of federal motors vehicle safety standards.feedback

Paul Scullion

We do not think requiring a permit to deploy is the right approach.feedback

Amnon Shashua - OrCam Technologies

We now have significant commitments from multiple global automakers to generate and share data from camera-equipped ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) vehicles.feedback

Gus Park

Absolutely, we will push people in that direction. We're going to be in a pretty complicated mixed environment for some time.feedback

Graeme Smith

If we have a vehicle that is 10 times safer than a human driver, wouldn't it be criminal to let the human driver in?feedback

Scott Kessler - S&P Capital IQ

Are they leading because they are big, or are they big because they are leading? I kind of think there's a little of both. Part of it is these companies executing well, people are excited about what's to come. They allow investors to focus on the megatrends of what a lot of us are doing – virtual or augmented reality, self-driving cars – massive greenfields where companies are making tremendous investments.feedback

Peter Stockel

We are particularly keen to reach out and encourage organisations that might not have worked with the defence and security sector before, such as those developing commercial driverless vehicles, drone delivery services and robotic agriculture, to get involved with the challenge and help us rapidly advance the way we deliver tactical military logistics.feedback

Rolf Bulander - Robert Bosch

Automated driving will not be possible without high-precision maps – not in China and not anywhere else in the world either. Automated driving is a global topic for Bosch. With China we are now starting our fourth testing location after Germany, the US, and Japan.feedback

Qi Lu - Baidu

An open, innovative industry ecosystem initiated by Baidu will accelerate the development of autonomous driving in the U.S. and other developed automotive markets.feedback

Sherif Marakby

Self-driving is one of the most interesting challenges I've worked on in my career, and I'm grateful to have contributed to what will soon be a safer future for everyone.feedback

Steve Wozniak

I'm hoping Apple does the same thing with autonomous cars that [they did with the iPhone]. I hope it's so much better than the others and not just another player. So we're just primed for these ideas that seem impossible, like they will never happen – but maybe with the right stroke of luck and the right finding by scientists, we can create futures you can't imagine.feedback

Steve Wozniak

Apple is such a large company it has to go after big markets. And self-driving cars is one that we're all reading about every day, and almost every car company in the world is working toward that. I go back and think about what made Apple successful and as big as it is. Look at the iPhone... you know, it was questionable at first but that was the way everyone wanted to go...So I'm hoping Apple goes the same way with autonomous cars. That you have one car –that can be sold without a steering wheel maybe – that is so perfect that everyone goes, Oh my gosh, I want this.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

Friday's news of Apple's permit to test self-driving cars in California should not have come as much of a surprise given the poorly kept secret of Project Titan. In an ideal world, Apple's car project would involve the company building the actual automobile, combining hardware and software. In reality, the complexity of designing and manufacturing a vehicle may push the company to integrate deeply with an automotive partner or partners in an effort more similar to the Apple TV -- plugging Apple's technology into an existing product. It is not a manufacturing company, but a design company.feedback

Austin Russell - Luminar

It's very easy to build an autonomous vehicle that is safe 99 percent of the time. It's that other 1 percent that's the tricky part.feedback

Alex Lidow - Efficient Power Conversion

You don't need the resolution that would allow a car to stop before a bug hits its windshield. The question comes down to, what is the exact right amount of information for the car to make exactly the right decision all the time?feedback

Austin Russell - Luminar

When you see your vehicle is powered by Luminar, you will know you will be safer.feedback

Neil Cybart - Apple

Every company will have to have some solution for transportation.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

We are always looking at new things, and the car space in general is an area that it's clear that there are a lot of technologies that will either become available or will be able to revolutionize the car experience.feedback

Michael Ramsey

Right now, the largest tech players are scrambling to catch Uber, which has a big head start on virtually everyone. That means that if you don't have the capability in-house, you have to acquire it. XPerception has expertise in processing and identifying images, an important part of the sensing for autonomous vehicles. The purchase may help push Baidu closer to the leaders, but it is just one piece.feedback

Christoph von Hugo - Mercedes-Benz

At the moment, the carmaker is at an advantage since it knows how the components all fit together.feedback

Chris Anderson - 3D Robotics

We're willing to take risks that they're not willing to take and we do this largely because we don't do full size cars. Because we have lowered the consequence of failure…we have also increased the pace of innovation. This is how both of us get our kicks on weekends. He built the electric go-kart with his sons – because he's into manufacturing – and then I did the autonomy bit. All he has is a red button – the steering wheel doesn't work – and the only reason he's there is we're still at the point where you have to press the button. Even that feels a little too scary to me.feedback

Chris Anderson - 3D Robotics

The funny thing is half these guys actually work for Google, they just don't work for the autonomous car division. He's got great computer vision skills, great artificial intelligence skills, but doesn't happen to be on the autonomous car team so this is what he does for fun. We're competing with Google and Tesla – and they don't suck – so what can we possibly do as amateurs that they can't do?feedback

Chris Anderson - 3D Robotics

The computer vision started faster but the pace of improvement was slower, whereas the neural networks started dumb but got smarter faster. Over the course of a weekend, we started to approach the best human times. By the end of the summer we'll have beaten humans, and then what? These are the hottest startups in America and not a single one finished autonomously.feedback

Paul Drechsler

At a macro level, the issue of self-employment has to start on the basis of do we think it's fair and reasonable, and it's complicated in the sense that there is a whole community of people who are thriving on that employment model, who love that employment model, and who see the trade-offs as being acceptable. It's about being smart, but it's also about being fair. If you go to Seattle in the US for example, most of the people who are doing Uber driving are students, and it works for them. Is it operated in a way that works reasonably well? Yes.feedback

Johnny Luu - Alphabet

Uber's assertion that they've never touched the 14,000 stolen files is disingenuous at best, given their refusal to look in the most obvious place: the computers and devices owned by the head of their self-driving program.feedback

Bill Gurley

We have created a society where you can sue anybody for anything. That's going to happen first in Singapore or China, most likely China I would say, for a couple of reasons. You have a single-minded government that can make decisions implicitly. You have a much higher death rate per mile driven...so you have more of an incentive. There's zero chance that China can evolve the way America did as far as cars per household – it's just impossible, there's no roads....it's just much more likely to happen there.feedback

Oliver Cameron

I'm starting a new thing with great friends called Voyage Auto. We're deploying autonomous taxis to real users very, very soon. Voyage is building an extremely cheap and safe autonomous taxi service.feedback

Ben Wood - CCS Insight

GPU is about everything Apple does in the future. If it moves into AR, driverless cars, AI, all of those require GPU, so it's Apple taking control of their destiny in that space. What remains to be seen, is that, will they have the ability to do it by themselves or need IP from Imagination.feedback

Richard Windsor

Google is 5,000 times better than Uber at autonomous driving. Although Google is suing Uber for the alleged theft of its lidar design, it does not seem to have helped Uber much as it appears to be by far the worst at autonomous driving. This is still the case when one includes the regular car companies that most people have written off as having very little to offer in the new world of digital and autonomous cars.feedback

Richard Windsor

Regulations in California require those that test in the state to submit this data but typically, they all submit it in different ways. There are also different types of disengagement such as when the car is going to hit something (critical) or when the safety driver feels uncomfortable (ordinary). Furthermore, companies test their cars in different conditions, meaning the data can really only be used as an indication. However, the contrasts are so stark that we think that meaningful conclusions can be drawn about how advanced the autonomous driving solutions from different players really are.feedback

Simon Tong

Driverless vehicles could be part of smart cities. Existing transport hubs that are well used like the Tube, the Thames Clippers and the Emirates Air Line cable car that we have here , they're all situated at one end of the Greenwich peninsular b ut there's lots of businesses and residences that are much further away than that. This is a great way to connect all of those people with those existing transport hubs.feedback

Christoph von Hugo - Mercedes-Benz

Cars which do not rely on any driver input have a different architecture and sensor setup, with more radar and cameras. We don't want to wait until level 3 has arrived before we start with level 4/5. That will be too late.feedback

Graeme Smith

This needs to be like any other form of transportation. It shouldn't be a white-knuckle ride for passengers. We know we've got the software right when the journeys are unremarkable. The vehicle will see up to 100 metres ahead and if it detects something that it thinks is in its path it will come to a nice graceful halt. If it needs to emergency brake if somebody steps right in front, it can do that as well. It's been designed to be safe and fail-safe specifically in a pedestrianised environment. We look out for pedestrians, cyclists, cats and dogs.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Birthe Finkendey - Volkswagen Group

When certain conditions are met, such as I'm not driving faster than 130 km/h, the road has lane markings, and I am not performing any risky moves, – then I get an automatic prompt to switch to autopilot. A message tells me that the autopilot is ready, and I can activate it by pressing these two buttons.feedback

Aria Etemad

I believe for the urban scenario you cannot rely on the vehicle and the vehicle sensors only. You have to be connected to your environment. That means in the future we may have many sensors at the intersection. Maybe laser scanners and so on, that are just understanding what is going on at this intersection, how many people are crossing the intersection and so on, pedestrians, for example. And then this information has to be shared with the vehicle, so the vehicle is seeing more than by its own sensors only.feedback

Henrik Lind - Volvo Car

What we need is a vehicle that is able to understand the complete environment around us. We also need to understand the other vehicles around us, and their intentions. And not to forget, we'll also need to have the human-machine interaction well-implemented in the vehicles.feedback

Daniel Tidholm - Volvo Car

I want to change the right lane, so I double-press on the right paddle.feedback

Arnaud de La Fortelle

The problem is that there's a contradiction between two objectives, the faster I go, the less confident I am. If I want to be really confident, I go very slowly, and that's not efficient. So how do we increase both at the same time. For that, we need not only a good system of communication, but also good algorithms.feedback

Daniel Tidholm - Volvo Car

The car has very good knowledge of the surrounding vehicles. It's always having a safe distance with the car ahead, it's always monitoring the traffic. So in many ways I feel safer, actually, than if I would drive myself. The sensors are monitoring that side, finding a good gap. And if a good gap is found, the car will switch on the indicator and perform the lane change.feedback

Zhiyuan Yao

The more realistic a simulation is, the more problems there will be. But we're trying to take all these problems into consideration – in this way, we can solve them step by step.feedback

Kathrine Switzer

It's incredible it's happened so quickly. I always knew women's running would be popular and publicizable and I said it's as popular and publicizable as men's, but I had no idea it would become almost a women's sport now. Women are driving the sport and it's because of the empowerment and self esteem from running. I'm a long-term gratifier. I'm willing to wait it out. I'm willing to take it step by step.feedback

Josie Montenegro

The vehicles collided, causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto its side. There were no serious injuries.feedback

Greg Clark

Companies around the world are making major investments and this offers long-term value for the UK as we punch above our weight. If the UK doesn't take this opportunity, many other countries will.feedback

Graham Hoare - Ford Motor

This is not just one industry, this is whole different industries coming together - data, detection - it needs all of government to work on it.feedback

Greg Clark

We need to trial it carefully but this is life-saving technology. It would be wrong to convey this as inherently risky technology. Human error is a more 'dependable' source of accidents and fatalities and this has got to be a well tested, demonstrated and regulated. We don't want to get back to waving red flags; we can get it right and need to get to a common-sense application of technology that will save lives.feedback

Mike Hawes

The benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles are life-changing, offering more people greater independence, freedom to socialise, work and earn more, and access services more easily. While fully autonomous cars will be a step change for society, this report shows people are already seeing their benefits. The challenge now is to create the conditions that will allow this technology to thrive, given how it will deliver wider societal advantages.feedback