Early-stage autonomous driving startups. Auto tech investor commentary. Flying cars.
Welcome to the second issue of the Auto Tech Insights newsletter, where you’ll find research, data, funding announcements, partnerships, and perspectives in auto tech we think you’d want to know about.
Who’s who in self-driving tech startups
Large corporations like Google have mostly carried the torch of autonomous vehicle development over the past few years. However, a new crop of startups have begun targeting different elements of driverless tech, from autonomous AI and urban driving to aftermarket kits that turn existing cars into autonomous vehicles.
Investors and executives sound off on auto tech
Skepticism surrounding autonomous cars has given way to a rapid arms race, but opinions still differ on approaches and timeframes. We tracked 10 perspectives on the future of auto tech from a variety of investors and corporate leaders, including big auto execs, Silicon Valley VCs, and angels like Tikhon Bernstam, who is very bullish on autonomous transport.