Here are some of the self-driving startups to watch in 2017

2016 was the year of many things. For the auto and tech industries, it was the year the companies that already placed their bets on self-driving technology began showing their hands. Auto giants — some of which were increasingly aware that they were moving into relatively uncharted territory — began buying up or otherwise forging partnerships with tech startups. GM acquired Cruise and partnered with Lyft. Ford acquired Chariot and Israeli machine learning and computer vision startup SAIPS. (Here’s a more complete list of some of those auto-tech partnerships.) As the hype around driverless cars grew, so did the demand for teams with backgrounds in AI and machine learning — both relatively nascent fields. Even the biggest tech companies, namely Uber, were left wanting. So, Uber also went on somewhat…


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