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,

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,

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,

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), 

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,