Sorry Fred, but I think you will be surprised what happens in the next few years for well under…
Steve Sasman
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Not even close, especially at the sorts of levels of redundancy that will almost certainly be required for regulatory compliance. Even Tesla can’t deliver their vehicles for less than $100k and earn a profit with very little, if any redundancy. So suggesting that a ‘self-driving’ car, with the requisite redundancy (electrical and mechanical) and some reasonable amortization of the engineering involved could be delivered at anywhere near that price point defies credibility.

Self-driving cars will be $1M+ items, and probably require tens of thousands of dollars per year in maintenance. Not to mention trillions in infrastructure investment to actually equip the roads for self-driving. There is likely no business model to pay for all of this as driving is already expensive enough as it is.

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