Autonomous Vehicle Investment Outlook
Software and semiconductor powerhouses are committed to investing heavily along with OEMs to develop strong ADAS platform capabilities. Tech giants such as Google, Baidu, Inc. and Microsoft are focused on building AI platform capabilities by leveraging deep learning algorithms that make ADAS safe and predictable.Among OEMs, Ford Motor Company is best positioned to launch its SAE Level 5 capable-vehicle in the market, a vehicle that requires no human intervention. Key investments and collaborations with Argo AI, Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., SAIPS etc have enabled Ford to develop this capability. Toyota Motor Corporation too has pledged over $1bn into technology developing an autonomous vehicle .
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