218: Brian Solis – The Race to 2021: The State of Autonomous Vehicles and a Who’s Who’ of Industry Drivers
We have all read about our impending future of self-driving or autonomous technology. However, Brian Solis painstakingly gathered all of the information and created a report that covers the latest on all the players in one place.The report reveals some interesting findings such as the fact that competitive autonomous companies are sharing proprietary data to expedite the arrival of self-driving cars. But, the race to 2021 for autonomous cars may be limited due to lack of city modernization.
Tech jobs in AI, machine learning, robotics, and deep learning continue to surge as automakers race to the 2021 finish line. However, consumers are wary of robot cars and automakers are releasing news and introducing smarter features to ease them into the future.
Brian Solis is a digital analyst, speaker, author and a tech hero of mine. He is also a principal analyst studying disruptive technology and its impact on business at Altimeter Group, a research firm acquired by global brand management consultancy Prophet in 2015. For the last two years, Brian has tracked the evolution of the autonomous industry. At the end of 2016, he released his inaugural report on the subject, “The State of Autonomous Vehicles: A Who’s Who of Industry Drivers.”
It tracked the state of every automaker, startup and university building technology for self-driving vehicles. Three months into 2017, the deluge of industry news, necessitated a series of significant updates to remain current.
With almost thirty new entries and including over 75 companies, the latest version of the report is now available. While the report tracks and organizes the state of all industry players, the latest round of updates also reveals interesting trends that reinforce the challenges facing the autonomous industry.
They say that you should never meet your heroes, but I’m glad I met mine in an inspirational chat with Brian Solis on the Tech Blog Writer Podcast.