Gill Pratt on "Irrational Exuberance" in the Robocar World
A lot of people in the auto industry talked for way too long about the imminent advent of fully self-driving cars.
In 2013, Carlos Ghosn, now very much the ex-chairman of Nissan, said it would happen in seven years. In 2016, Elon Musk, then chairman of Tesla, implied his cars could basically do it already. In 2017 and right through early 2019 GM Cruise talked 2019. And Waymo, the company with the most to show for its efforts so far, is speaking in more measured terms than it used just a year or two ago.