It's been a fascinating year watching progress on autonomous vehicles in particular. Going from early in the year many articles saying its 10 yrs to never, then a shift to it looks possible but still far, far away, to then a few months of who's doing what merging to speculation on will software or hardware prevail. Then it shifted to the non-technical challenges like laws and driver behavior... (with states then competing for the work in their states e.g. Uber shifting from CA to NV).
But now with at least three small fleets on the roads getting better by the day its now becoming a production problem... how fast.
And the benefits are showing themselves with precog like capability! And this is before we getting working V2V communications.
Expect significant roll-out and the beginnings of disruptions in 2017. (And not just in autonomous vehicles, but robotics and AI generally, everywhere...)http://qz.com/873263/watch-teslas-radar-tsla-predicts-a-collision-and-starts-braking-seconds-before-it-happens/