The Brookings Institute presents an insightful overview on the landscape for autonomous vehicles and its importance for AI research and development. "If 2016 was a tipping point for investment in self-driving cars, 2017 could turn out to be a tipping point for investment in artificial intelligence more generally." An interesting read for those interested in the groups and technologies involved in AV.

More than $80 bln invested ! Here are some highlights. Big players seem to agree its the future of the automobile sector.

Sums are fairly staggering, even without Qualcomm/NXP, and moreover most of the deals have undisclosed values, and this excludes internal investments, so actual spend clearly eye-watering. Question is will there only be one winner?