“For 100 years, automobiles have been a mechanical engineering industry,” said the center’s director, Dragos Maciuca, who on his morning commute drives past a nearby research center of German automotive electronics and parts supplier Bosch. “Now, there is the shift to software — and the mecca of software is Silicon Valley.”
How much software will it take to launch autonomous cars into the real world? A lot, and it seems the industry is investing heavily to be first to market. A lot different than the DSRC thing very few know about.