As billions of dollars have been invested in R&D and acquisitions to build a self-driving automotive industry, there are some fundamental questions to be addressed at this point. Those are questions such as:
- What do companies like Ford, GM, BMW and others have as their self-driving car timelines?
- What have the major automakers invested in their self-driving initiatives, in terms of internal investment and acquisitions?
This article serves as a collection of facts and CEO statements to determine the self-driving timelines of the world’s 11 largest automakers. All businesses and industries will be impacted by the impending transitions in autonomous vehicle tech, and this article aims to put the most relevant facts together for business leaders and auto enthusiasts alike.
First, the article breaks down what “self-driving” means (in its 5 different levels of autonomy). The rest of the article will be an ordered list of the 11 top automakers, followed by their predictions, executive quotes, and any noteworthy financial data about their self-driving initiatives.