On Tuesday, Reuters hosted a Newsmaker event in New York on the future of autonomous vehicles. Reuters Transportation Editor Joe White was joined on stage by Stephen Girsky, Managing Partner, VectolQ; Evangelos Simoudis, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Synapse Partners; and Padma Warrior, CEO, NIO U.S, for a lively discussion on regulation of self-driving cars, which manufacturers are leading the charge and how investors are assessing opportunity in the autonomous vehicle space.
Among the highlights:
–Warrior explained that autonomy is not a feature that can be added to an existing car, and that self-driving cars need to be built from the ground up.
–Girksy said the U.S. could be left behind if policy doesn’t catch up to technology.
–On the hurdles of machine learning, Simoudis said that “getting enough data to train these systems is going to be hard.”
Watch the full Reuters Newsmaker at www.reuters.tv/l/lu8 . You can follow more of the discussion on Twitter by searching #ReutersLive.
Heather dot Carpenter at thomsonreuters dot com
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