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BMW chief: Big auto will stay in the driving seat with autonomous cars

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

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"Silicon Valley cash reserves rival many nations annual GDP. There might just be a buyout of an established but struggling carmaker by the Valley that then starts to churn out the whatever-car. Valley likes to buy turn-key solutions and an established manufacturer will have all the machines, sources, personnel, dealership network and know-how. "

Highlighted very recently by the GM sale of their UK and European Vauxhal/Opel facilities to Peugeot, lock stock and barrel for £1.9B. Chump change (almost!) to the likes of Google, so it's eminently possible for a brave tech company to take the whole process in-house rather than partnering with a car maker.

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