Who’s winning the race to bring self-driving cars to the masses?
Sorry Elon, a new report doesn’t even have Tesla in its top 10 — instead, auto industry stalwart Ford finished first.
Navigant Research ranked 18 players in the self-driving game, ranked on a set of 10 criteria determined by the firm. It’s an inexact science, especially with intangible concepts like “vision” and “staying power” included for consideration.
Ford came away with the top spot because of its superior ability to execute on a “fully realized strategy,” i.e., controlling the means to actually manufacture cars, according to a blog post that followed the report. That reasoning extended to the other companies leading the ranking, as traditional automakers GM, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Daimler, and Volkswagen Group rounded out the top five spots. Read more…