Awhile ago I wasn’t too optimistic about self driving cars; out of fear of the unknown, I said out loud that I would never own one or even ride in one. Fast forward to living in Los Angeles for over 8 months – my perspective has changed dramatically. The demand exists here. With 23.8 million people living in SoCal, being on the road is the scariest thing on the planet (to me). Someone dies daily from a car accident here, the roads are congested, and there’s no such thing here as a relaxing ‘Sunday Drive.’
I’m keeping my eye on Waymo, Ford, Mercedes, Volvo, Nissan and GM. Notice that Tesla and Uber aren’t on this list? There’s clearly still a long way to go, but it’s exciting to watch the innovation and progress.