Self-driving technology isn’t Detroit vs. Silicon Valley

Among the tenuous notions that have sprouted amid the fervor for autonomous vehicles is that Detroit and Silicon Valley are entwined in a titanic battle for supremacy.Let’s dispel the idea once and for all.What is occurring is a very positive cross-pollination between two hubs of innovation. It is not a zero-sum game in which one industry will win and the other lose.There will be winners — and occasionally losers — all over the map.► Related: What next for self-driving vehicles? Here are some cluesThe integration of software, artificial intelligence and algorithms with battery propulsion, automotive engineering and design won’t be driven by geography. It will be driven by technology and skills.Sherif Marakby is a good example. Last April he left his job as director of global electronics and engineering at Ford to join…


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