One of the most common questions I get from friends and relatives is, “How soon will we get self-driving cars?”
And my answer is that it’s a question of where, not when. Uber already has tightly-geofenced autonomous vehicle trials in Pittsburgh, and nuTonomy and Delphi both have limited trials in Singapore. nuTonomy has announced more trials in Boston. Uber came to San Francisco and then left within a week, due to a dispute with the California DMV.
Over the next year, we’ll see these types of public trials roll out to even more cities.
Elon Musk, though, said something last night that might blow all of that out of the water.
That’s all I’ve got, and maybe Musk is over-promising. But it sounds pretty exciting.