Another stab at the autonomous vehicles, another waste of resources

Audi and Nvidia have announced they are working together to bring a fully self-driving car to the consumer market by the year 2020.

The announcement came on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the two companies outlined their vision for a fully autonomous vehicle. German automaker Audi hopes to be one of the first automakers to achieve the feat, and is banking on U.S. graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s artificial intelligence car computing platform, which uses deep learning to negotiate complex real-road conditions.

I just think this is a bad use of resources. Unlike aviation where we have 2 big players working on complex problems here we have 30 tech and car companies working on their own solutions and duplicating all the work all the time. On top of that, there is no evidence that lawmakers will allow the final product.