The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.
Fear of disruption from companies such as Google and Uber has prompted automakers to pour billions into developing self-driving cars. Now they are realizing that achieving the dream of fully autonomous driving will take much longer than their initial promises. Our cover story reviews the technological advances that are being made, looks at the legislative landscape and outlines which brands are the leaders and which are the followers in the race to launch vehicles that can safely drive themselves.
In addition to saving lives, some automakers believe that their highly connected autonomous vehicles will offer another benefit: profits from the lucrative data that they hope to sell to tech companies such as Apple and Google. In our Final Word column, we explain why automakers will probably have as much luck selling data to tech companies as they would selling cabriolets in the North Pole.