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We need to be sure that we get this right and that safety is the first priority.feedback
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NEW Jun 27 2017
Driverless cars has been commented on by 290 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Driverless cars are: Anthony Levandowski, John Krafcik, Carlos Ghosn and Amnon Shashua. For instance, the most recent quote from Anthony Levandowski is: “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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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

Mark Couttie

There is a real risk that this momentum and competitor advantage in the UK will stall if we don't do more to create positive public perception, overcoming our inherent risk averse culture. Expanding people's horizons about the advantages of fully autonomous cars is a vital first step. This means better communicating the art of the possible to increase social acceptance and dispel concerns that our survey identified relating to cost and safety.feedback

Alexandra Cole

As far as I could tell, the third lane had no one coming in it so I was clear to make my turn. Right as I got to the middle lane about to cross the third, I saw a car flying through the intersection but couldn't brake fast enough to completely avoid collision.feedback

Kevin Carter

If it weren't for Tesla, I don't think the state of the electric car market would be anywhere close to where it is. Everyone is working on the electric car now, and almost everyone's working on the self-driving car, but the actual hardware of it [is made primarily by] BYD, Tesla. Who knows how this plays out? There's lots of things getting stirred together in this pot, lots of players, lots of money.feedback

Tim McNulty

Pittsburgh has been a host to automated vehicle technology for two decades, and will be continue to be a leader in the technology for years to come. One traffic incident in a city 2,000 miles away–in which the automated vehicle was not at fault, according to Tempe police–is not going to change that.feedback

Kristopher Carter - Uber

We looked at the headlines. Different companies, different technologies. It's sort of like how when Samsung had a battery issue, we didn't all put our iPhones in the trash.feedback

Liza Wallis

We were also able to record one that, if legislation is changed in future, might be used for crop spraying, but that's a way off yet. I'm told that we've got to wait for a change in legislation but we recorded it just in case.feedback

Graham Harvey

Its a technology that's proving quite useful to many farmers and one of our farmer characters has taken to using them as a way of looking at crops from above and getting an idea of the disease situation. They're quite widely used on farms now, otherwise they wouldn't be in the Archers: we reflect what happens in the real world. In the last couple of years there's been a whole spate of new technologies of which drones are only one.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Every other company isn't betting the company's future on self-driving cars. Google will be fine. Uber is the one company in the world who has really made this all-or-nothing bet. Uber has tied their fortunes to the imminent arrival of fully autonomous cars, which is a highly risky. It's an outcome with a lot of variability, right? It could be three years, it could be 10 years.feedback

Josie Montenegro

There was a person behind the wheel [of the self-driving car]. It is uncertain at this time if they were controlling the vehicle at the time of the collision.feedback

Nicole Carriere - Edmunds.com

It's all going to be a slow transition. There will be a fundamental shift, but it won't be overnight.feedback

James Kenyon

It's a whole mind-set change for the elderly to have something that they can't control, and even getting their children to buy into it. Theoretically, it sounds great, but there are so many possible impediments that have to be worked out, like, if there's a problem, what do they do?feedback

Oliver Rumpf-Steppat - BMW

You can say, Take me to the eye doctor or grocery store.' It will come back and ask which one. Most of the time, we get it right.feedback

Doris Alexander

I wouldn't know how to act. The concept that I'm in a car, the car is driving, and I have no driver – it's just something that's a little too strange for me.feedback

Nir Barzilai

It's not chronological age that's important, it's biological. There are 100-year-old drivers who are fine, and some 60-year-olds who shouldn't be on the road.feedback

Joseph Coughlin

The aging of the population converging with autonomous vehicles might close the coming mobility gap for an aging society. If seniors don't trust the technology and don't like giving up control, it will slow down this business dramatically.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. The industrial revolution freed humanity from much repetitive physical drudgery; I now want AI to free humanity from repetitive mental drudgery, such as driving in traffic. This work cannot be done by any single company – it will be done by the global AI community of researchers and engineers.feedback

Marco di Filippo

What we want to show is that there are many configuration errors. Many people put their smart homes, their own personal Internet of Things, online. At least it should be properly protected.feedback

Matthias Beldzik - Intel

A growing market segment is industry and inspection flights. What you see here behind us are models of industry facilities such as offshore facilities where it is not easy to fly to. So we need a strong and reliable system in the air.feedback

Jürg Michel

We do have three LiDAR sensors here, here, and up there. They are like the eyes of the vehicle. The bus recognises obstacles through these sensors and knows that it has to stop.feedback

Matthias Beldzik - Intel

Cameras and sensors get better and they become lighter. So flight times get longer, and the data about the facilities inspected get more and more reliable.feedback

Mohamed Mehdi Moniri

If a worker has those glasses, they will find it easier to work. We have concrete projects with the industry that we have developed around those glasses, which will help to contribute to an ergonomic workplace.feedback

Levy Raiz - Flint Capital

This is the priority of our second fund, which we are launching as I speak.feedback

Lior Zeno-Zamansky - EcoMotion

In the last 12 months, the global interest is rising more and more. Everyone is looking for the next Mobileye.feedback

John Ronco - ARM

It will be able to process much faster and more efficiently than currently available processors.feedback

John Ronco - ARM

We've gradually evolved how we design our high end processors over the years but this is a fairly major step change in the way we combine them. We think it will be revolutionary in the way it enables our customers to build their products and design their chips. From a safety point of view what we have here is unique. We don't believe there is anyone else on the market that can do this well.feedback

Bryant Walker Smith

It's so easy to immediately focus on self-driving cars as the new and the scary and forget that every day 100 people die on the road.feedback

Mark Harris

Uber taxis are transporting passengers in Pittsburgh, Google's self-driving prototypes are criss-crossing Texas, and Tesla's cars are taking over the wheel nationwide, with little official testing or licensing of the technology beforehand.feedback

Bryant Walker Smith

Am I concerned about self-driving cars? Yes. But I'm terrified about today's drivers.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

It's unfortunate that sometimes companies, like human beings, have to go through a crisis for major changes to take place. But that's what's happening at Uber. We cannot share the names, but it is really an indication of how excited people are to help lead Uber into the future. It's a phenomenal company that's changed the way we move around in cities all over the world. And now, with self-driving cars, will help take us into a very big next chapter in our future.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

Our mission is very different. Google could potentially be a partner, they could be a customer for us. We are changing everything from the design of the car, the interior of the car. NIO Eve was actually designed inside out – we did the interior first and then the outside of the car, so it's a very different thinking. We are changing, for example, the network in the car so it acts more like the internet experience that you're used to. Most cars today have a network that is more like a dial-up modem and we need to bring that forward to bring it into the internet age.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

Our target is really ownership – we are targeting people that have to commute. We call this autonomous vehicle a living space that moves you, so you can work in it, you can sleep in it, you can be entertained in it, that's the model we are going after.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

There is a 40 percent in divorce rates if one spouse commutes more than 45 minutes each way.feedback

Jen-Hsun Huang

In the near future, you're going to see these schedules pull in.feedback

Jen-Hsun Huang

This is good news for the automotive industry which is notoriously slow to adapt to and implement new technology as it will have more time to defend its position against the new entrants.feedback

Erick Guerra

Some smaller firms are a little more gung-ho and a little more willing to take risks and push limits.feedback

Jaime Waydo

My mom's getting older and having those hard conversations about you're not able to safely drive anymore. We need to take your keys away. A technology like this can really give a lot of people mobility for a very long time.feedback

Corinne Kisner

When the human driver is expected to take over at any time … we know that's a real unsafe situation.feedback

Karl Brauer

This is like the smartphone transition times ten as far as the potential to change our existence on the planet. There's a sense of almost panic and certainly a frantic pace that all these industries are going through to try to position themselves in this new world.feedback

Bernard Soriano

The technology itself will perform a lot better than we perform now as humans. We needed to provide a clear path to completely driverless vehicles, because of the safety benefits.feedback

Jen-Hsun Huang

Because of deep learning, because of AI [artificial intelligence] computing, we've really supercharged our road map to autonomous vehicles. No human could write enough code to capture the vast diversity and complexity that we do so easily, called driving.feedback

Jon Medved - OurCrowd

The deal confirms Israel's global leadership position in autonomous driving technologies. The deal will also increase attention and funding for the already burgeoning Israeli cohort of next generation autonomous driving technology startups.feedback

Michael Granoff

What we are witnessing is the digitization of transportation, and digitization is something that Israel has been a leader in. This is far from a one-day or one-week story. This is going to be a story for the next 10 years.feedback

Amnon Shashua - OrCam Technologies

If you want to build a truly autonomous car, this is a task for more than one player... The idea is to have a number of partners to share resources and data.feedback

Betsy Van Hees - Loop Capital Markets

This is a tremendous opportunity for them to get into a market that has significant growth opportunities. Mobileye's technology is very critical ... The price seems fair.feedback

Mark Lipacis - Jefferies

INTC's use of cash for M&A makes us wonder if the market is drifting away from x86. The bar is low, but we think its P/E multiple drifts down.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

On Monday it's important to start now. What you're really doing with car [manufacturers] now is really talking about car models in 2020, 2021. We need to get in there, we need to get this platform developed. Many of you have asked why we think autonomous cars and vehicles are so important to Intel's future. The answer is DATA. [A]utomobiles and the automotive industry are increasingly driven by data and computing. The saying 'What's under the hood' will increasingly refer to computing, not horsepower.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

They're more than just cars, they'll be in high-end devices like the spotting cameras on helicopters, they'll be in high-end drones, and they'll be in robotics as well. It's really about computer vision and how computer vision will change the world.feedback

Amnon Shashua - OrCam Technologies

If you put all of that together, you really get an end-do-end solution for autonomous driving.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

This acquisition essentially merges the intelligent eyes of the autonomous car with the intelligent brain that actually drives the car.feedback

Timothy Carone

Major players are finding ways finding ways to position themselves for a change as seminal as the personal computer revolution.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

The purchase dramatically proves that the vision we are leading is coming true. Israel is turning into a global technology center.feedback

Ziv Aviram - Mobileye

The vehicle understands the scene in front of us and drives accordingly.feedback

Ziv Aviram - Mobileye

You're driving now in the future. The wave is too big to stop. A machine might sit there all day, waiting. Driving is like a global pandemic. Once there were elevator operators. We don't miss them.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

The purchase dramatically proves that the vision we are leading is coming true. Israel is turning into a global technology center, not just in cyber but also in the automotive industry.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

The acquisition of Mobileye essentially merges the intelligent eyes of the autonomous car with the intelligent brain that actually drives the car.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

In order to drive that innovation, we have to think of the car as a computer. If you think of the car as a robot, driven by software, you have to reorient the car.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

The opportunity we think we have is to change our experience from driving to being, being human beings.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

If you think about autonomous vehicles, they democratize mobility.feedback

Will Hutton

Talk of a new entrepreneurial class masks the fact that many self-employed people are struggling to pay their bills. Confusion reigns over how to regard Britain’s nearly 5 million self-employed, a number that has doubled over the past 20 years. Are they the heroic backbone of a flexible, innovative economy, driving employment and productivity growth, with the added, morally admirable quality of looking after themselves? Or are they the victims of a modern capitalism that is ruthlessly shifting risk on to ordinary people who can ill afford to bear it?feedback

Raj Rajkumar - Carnegie

If Waymo prevails after a long suit and a sequence of appeals, the nature of the compensation and fines could be staggering. If Waymo can show that Uber knew that Otto [would] have Waymo's LIDAR designs, I don't see how Uber can attract additional large institutional investors.feedback

Pierre-Yves Droz - Google

He also told me that he planned to 'replicate' this Waymo technology at his new company. We were having dinner at a restaurant near the office, and he told me that it would be nice to create a new self-driving car startup and that Uber would be interested in buying the team responsible for the LiDAR we were developing at Google.feedback

Bernard Soriano

We don't want to race to meet a deadline. We want to get this right.feedback

Johnny Luu - Alphabet

Competition should be fueled by innovation in the labs and on the roads, not through unlawful actions. Given the strong evidence we have, we are asking the court step in to protect intellectual property developed by our engineers over thousands of hours and to prevent any use of that stolen IP.feedback

Pierre-Yves Droz - Google

We were having dinner at a restaurant near the office, and [Levandowski] told me that it would be nice to create a new self-driving car startup and that Uber would be interested in buying the team responsible for the LiDAR we were developing at Google. The growth, profitability, and even survival of individual companies will likely be determined by what happens in the next few years.feedback

Steven Hill

There were other reported problems, too. The self-driving cars couldn't pass on the left, even to move around a truck blocking the right lane; they couldn't make right turns at red lights, since the algorithms can't edge forward and scan for traffic – which frustrated the heck out of human drivers waiting behind.feedback

Philip Hammond

Jeremy Corbyn is now so far down a black hole that even Stephen Hawking has disowned him.feedback

Anthony Levandowski

We cannot in good conscience sign up to regulation for something we're not doing. It's an important issue of principle about when companies can operate self-driving cars on the roads and the uneven application of statewide rules across very similar types of technology.feedback

Ulrich Eichhorn - Volkswagen

The top sensors create a sensing 'curtain' around the vehicle. The lower ones scan further ahead and create a 25cm-high, flat-scan of the world.feedback

Ulrich Eichhorn - Volkswagen

Then you tell it where to go and it takes you there. It then drives away and parks, perhaps recharging itself. It could even be programmed to go down to the supermarket and collect your shopping for you.feedback

Laszlo Kishonti

The whole traffic system is based on the visual system. Drivers don't have bat ears and sonars, you just look around and drive. You can go to Scandinavia and see snow but there's no New York in Scandinavia. How do you test all types of traffic with snow? Trucking companies would be happy if the drivers could be eliminated but the trade unions will have different ideas.feedback

Laszlo Kishonti

Every day there's a temporary traffic sign somewhere, what does the first car that sees that do?feedback

Laszlo Kishonti

We would recognise it as a big mass of body, but probably would not be able to forecast what this animal will do.feedback

Laszlo Kishonti

Trucking companies are competing for 1-2% price difference, but 60% of the cost is the driver.feedback

Stefan Seltz-Axmacher

Our remote drivers will pilot trucks from the door of the distribution center to the highway, then remotely engage the autonomous system.feedback

Anthony Levandowski

Responding to your previous email, I politely disagree. We are not an [autonomous vehicle] and getting a permit further reinforces the misperception that we are an AV. We don't do AV testing.feedback

Brian Soublet

As you know, an autonomous vehicle cannot be operated in autonomous mode on public streets without the manufacturer holding a permit issued by the department. Is the vehicle that Uber has in San Francisco being tested in autonomous mode on public streets? By the pictures we've seen, the vehicle fits the definition of an 'autonomous vehicle' because it is 'equipped with autonomous technology that has been integrated into the vehicle'. The better course is to apply for a testing permit to eliminate any confusion about the operation of that vehicle on public roads.feedback

Jessica Gonzalez

In their minds, they really thought they weren't autonomous. But we decide what's autonomous. And under our regulations, it was.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

If we are not tied for first, 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

Anthony Levandowski

These types of articles and inquiries are why we want and welcome an open channel of communication with you.feedback

Elaine Chao

This administration is evaluating this guidance and will consult with you and other stakeholders as we update it and amend it, to ensure that it strikes the right balance.feedback

Elaine Chao

We will ask for your input as the (Federal Aviation Administration) develops standards and regulations to ensure that drones can be safely integrated into our country's airspace.feedback

Alex Rodrigues

The American Transportation Research Institute estimates there is currently a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers in the industry, which is poised to only get worse as baby boomer drivers – the bulk of the industry's workforce – retire over the next decade. Embark's goal is to increase productivity per driver and prevent the shortage from becoming a crisis.feedback

Harry Lightsey - General Motors

If somebody is allowed to put technology on the roads and highways that proves to be unsafe, that could have very harmful repercussions. These bills aren't being introduced at GM's urging.feedback

Faith Winter

We didn't want to pick winners and losers in the autonomous vehicle arena.feedback