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Continental is working on partnerships for self-driving technology to compete with BMW

self-driving car projects that could compete with the coalition between BMW AG, camera-software company Mobileye NV and chipmaker Intel Corp

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

Tier1 suppliers like Continental tend to be nervous about Tier2 like MobileEye and Intel working directly with their OEM customers. Thus they have alternate strategies.

Japan: Self-driving car delivery service will be on trial by next year

customers will be able to select and order items via an app from their smartphones. Its system will allow users to track the delivery instantly

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

If the system in Japan works it will prove a successful alignment of public and private infrastructure since the community will need to protect the “national strategic special zones” to let the robots manage their way through the streets.

GM Content to Take Slow Lane toward “Super Cruise” Autonomous Features

Super Cruise will contain sensors that track drivers’ eye movements. “If we don’t get those signals and feedbacks, we don’t engage,”

Read the full article at: blog.caranddriver.com

GM needs to be much more cautious on self-driving tech rollouts than companies like Tesla, due to their size and financial exposure. Regardless, driving while sleeping will always be a problem, so watching eyeballs is a good idea. A year ago this was not part of the design so GM is learning from early adopters.