More talk on the autonomous car, this time from Israeli publicly traded company Mobileye - leading the way for driver assist technologies. Not many companies feel they can come up against Google, but this company is a "fast-moving train", signing partnerships with automobile manufacturers like Renault Nissan, Volkswagen and GM. Mobileye is taking a different approach from Google, pushing forth semi-autonomous capabilities that improve over time. Where regulators and insurance companies feared the fully autonomous car, not having the human touch to handle certain situations, Mobileye may have found the middle ground. Curious to see if consumers will still prefer the fully autonomous option or not.
“The bigger you are as a car manufacturer, the bigger advantage you have because you have millions of cars on the road that are all sending the data to the cloud, and this map gets updated,” he says. “This gives the car manufacturers a way to compete with Silicon Valley, because what Silicon Valley don’t have is the cars.”