Global electronics hardware manufacturers have been increasing their interests in electric vehicles (EVs) with potentially autonomous capabilities.
The interest in self-driving EVs is driven by the fact that these vehicles are majorly software-infused transportation platforms.
The earlier hard-ware based vehicles have been increasingly ignored for modern soft-ware driven ones. The moving parts in modern future cars are significantly lower.
Software and specialised hardware functionalities in EVs are extremely augmented in self-driving cars. For strong electronics developers it is a natural progression.
Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony plans to enter e-vehicle segment by launching a separate company called Sony Mobility.
Sony has strong presence in sensors and entertainment devices. It wants to leverage its expertise in developing next-generation mobility solutions.
Huawei has launched a new vehicle called the Aito M5. It is a great competitor to Tesla in Chinese EV market.
Apple is also currently working on a secretive car project code-named Project titan. It has been hiring experts from automotive industry.
Many companies are involved in self-driving sector. Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car division has seen work stuck so as Uber’s.