The following sources are cited in SAP Digital Futures Issue 19: Speeding Toward a Driverless Future
Uber paid US$680 million to acquire self-driving truck startup Otto.
Johana Bhuiyan, “Uber Paid $680 Million for Self-Driving Truck Company Otto for the Tech, Not the Trucks,” Recode, August 18, 2016, http://www.recode.net/2016/8/18/12540068/uber-paid-680-million-for-self-driving-truck-company-otto-for-the-tech-not-the-trucks
Autonomous vehicle technology must now pass a 15-point federal safety assessment.
Brendan Bordelon, “DOT Unveils Sweeping New Rules on Driverless Cars,” Morning Consult, September 19, 2016, https://morningconsult.com/2016/09/19/dot-unveils-sweeping-new-rules-driverless-cars/
The DOT has committed nearly $4 billion to developing safe vehicle automation.
Autonomous | Self-Driving Vehicles Legislation, National Conference of State Legislators, November 11, 2016, http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/autonomous-vehicles-legislation.aspx
Only 6 percent of US cities include self-driving vehicles in their long-term transportation plans.
Nicole DuPuis, Cooper Martin, and Brooks Rainwater, City of the Future: Technology and Mobility (National League of Cities, 2015), http://www.nlc.org/Documents/Find%20City%20Solutions/Research%20Innovation/City%20of%20the%20Future/City%20of%20the%20Future%20FINAL%20WEB.pdf
The auto industry expects to put fully self-driving cars on the road by 2020.
John D. Stoll, “GM Executive Credits Silicon Valley for Accelerating Development of Self-Driving Cars,” The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-executive-credits-silicon-valley-for-accelerating-development-of-self-driving-cars-1462910491