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6 Degrees Of Self-Driving Separation

6 Degrees Of Self-Driving Separation

The six degrees of separation theory is a theory that each person in the world can be connected to every other person in the world in only six steps. The same theory could easily apply to the self-driving car industry. In fact, all the major players in autonomous driving can be connected in much fewer than six steps.

Here’s a look a just some of the many branches of the autonomous driving family tree.

BAYER MOTOREN WERK ADR EACH REPR 0.33333 SHS (OTC: BMWYY) (BMW) recently promised it would deliver fully autonomous vehicles by 2021. To do so, the company is partnering with tech companies Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY).

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) spun off Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) back in 1999. This week, Delphi and Mobileye announced a new partnership to develop a self-driving system.

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Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) have teamed with ridesharing startup Uber to tackle the regulatory hurdles that self-driving cars may face.

GM invested $500 million in Uber rival Lyft earlier this year. The two companies plan on working together to develop an on-demand self-driving car network.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) recently terminated its partnership with Mobileye, but it continues to partner with NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) to develop an autonomous car platform.

Alphabet and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) have partnered up to create a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans to collect data that will be crucial in fine-tuning an autonomous driving system.

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