A very well written article sir. As a robotics engineer, for me it is always insightful to learn about the market trends because usually we are too much focused on technology that we don’t see the complete picture.
But here is an important question! how do you think the recent progress in deep learning will affect the SD cars? For example here is a recent video by drive.ai team in which they have used deep learning algorithms to dive a car in very busy, night and rainy environment. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GMvgtPN2IBU