It has been said that “Self-driving cars were supposed to be here already” and pessimists have given up hope. But contrary to popular belief, there’s already plenty of self-driving vehicles on the roads. So, this article focuses on the use cases that are already happening right now. I’ve also written about The Most Interesting Self-Driving Car Companies and gathered a list of All Major Self-Driving Car Companies.

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A growing consensus holds that driver-free vehicles will begin to trickle, not flood, into the market and below are examples of how the tide is turning.

  1. Robo Taxis
  2. Robo Trucks
  3. Robo Farming vehicles
  4. Robo Mining…

The top 10 companies invested $16bn in 2019 in Self-Driving Car development and continue to invest at least at the same level in 2020. Here’s a round up of what’s going on the most interesting companies in the Self-Driving Car market.

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(I got the inspiration for this analysis from the Navigant Leaderboard Grid and the Information’s article on R&D investments. Both are linked below.)

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Around 2045 half of new vehicles are expected to be autonomous. Here’s a list of all the major self-driving car companies categorized by funding, valuation, and company type. In fact, the self-driving car development has progressed rapidly in the past two years so it’s time to update my previous outlook from 2018.

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Before moving on to the players in the market it’s good to know when to expect the results. Luckily Victoria Transport Policy institute published recently their 2020 prediction (see the picture below) regarding the speed of autonomous vehicles implementation. …

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Erkka Niemi, PhD

Technology enthusiast CTO with a lifelong addiction to skateboarding in Helsinki & Palo Alto @Unikieinc @AaltoUniversity #SelfDrivingCars #DeepTech

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