A jumbo jet carrying hundreds of passengers flying nonstop for 10+ hours across the globe is mostly driven by computers on autopilot. Once the flight plan is set and the direction, speed and altitude agreed upon, there’s no real human actively steering the aircraft every second of the journey. And that’s probably true for other modes of transport such as large ships and perhaps some trains today.
Our future is certainly autonomous. …
Uber has irreversibly changed consumer expectations on travel. We expect travel to arrive on demand, be reliable, multi modal, save us expenses and seamlessly integrate with the rest of our lives. And this new mobility paradigm coupled with the race to build an autonomous vehicle has led to the emergence of — ‘The Robotaxi’.
Simply put, this is a taxi driven autonomously. …
Self-driving cars are as fascinating as they are challenging to develop. The sensors, compute, actuation all need to continuously work together to understand the surrounding environment and respond in real-time. And when it all works as expected, we will save lives and change society for the better.
Back in 2013, Tesla, while still struggling, decided to take on this challenge. All in the midst of posting huge operating losses, struggling to manufacture cars and scale production. It’s worth considering:
What was Tesla’s strategy, and why?
How has it evolved over the years?
Fast forward to today and Tesla has a large fleet on the road with self-driving features. Not to mention, Tesla has one of the highest attach rate for self-driving features, the most diverse self-driving fleet by geography, and one of the most diverse self-driving fleets by vehicle type. …