Looking through my Medium posts from 2016, I wish I had sat down on January 1, 2016, and written predictions of what I thought the year would bring for self-driving cars, so that I could check those predictions now.
I’ll write that kind of post for 2017 this afternoon.
For now, here’s my take on 2016.
January: GM Invests in Lyft
February: Google Causes the First Self-Driving Car Crash
March: GM Buys Cruise
April: Self-Driving Car Companies Lobby for Consistent Federal Regulation
May: Uber Launches Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh
June: BMW, Intel, and Mobileye Partner on Self-Driving Cars
July: Delphi Tests Self-Driving Cars in Singapore
August: nuTonomy Launches Self-Driving Cars in Singapore
September: Apple Pulls Back on Self-Driving Cars
October: Tesla Announces Self-Driving Car Plan
November: nuTonomy to Launch Self-Driving Cars in Boston
December: Uber Launches, Then Cancels Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco
I pulled these headlines from Google News. Next year, I hope to see lots more launches. I’d also love to see Udacity make this list in 2017!