Silicon Valley News

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Silicon Valley and Detroit reinvent the car

Google's cutting edge self-driving car technology has thoroughly disrupted the auto industry worldwide. The race is on to develop the car of the future and the carmakers in Detroit, in particular, do not want to be left behind.

Detroit has its guard up, like an anxious, aging prizefighter. They want to avoid a knockout punch after suffering a devastating knockdown at the hands of the upstart Japanese automakers years ago when they ate Detroit's lunch with the introduction of maintenance and fuel efficient cars.

Self-driving cars are part of an automotive revolution that may be the most transformative since Henry Ford's assembly line, reports Forbes. Read more