Cross-industry collaborations

Baidu has suggested that it will “roll out” a NHTSA Level 3 autonomous vehicle by the end of this year.

The development of the technology has given rise to collaborations between stakeholders from a variety of industries. One such collaboration is between Chinese web giant, Baidu, and BMW. Baidu has suggested that it will “roll out” a NHTSA Level 3 autonomous vehicle by the end of this year.

In the drone space, NASA and Verizon are working together in an effort to “develop a sort of air-traffic control on cell towers for small, low-altitude drones”.  The first tests are scheduled for this summer, and “Verizon is working toward offering things like navigation and data for drones by 2017”.

New entrants & alignments

New entrants & alignments

Mahindra, the electric vehicle subsidiary of the Indian UV specialist, has submitted proof of concepts of driverless technology to the UK and Singapore governments, requesting permission to test prototypes on public roads.

Nissan-Renault and Daimler are reportedly eyeing the codevelopment of self-driving technology.

Continental’s Chief Executive opened the door to Apple for the development of a car.

Baidu’s [China’s largest Internet search engine] CEO has teased about an autonomous vehicle release this year. It is rumoured that Baidu is working closely with BMW on introducing aspects of vehicle automation.