This last week, I saw presentations from AGL (Automotive Grade Linux) and Microsoft in their battle for the connected car. It reminded me a lot of the early days of the PC: lots of platforms from very different kinds of companies, but only one clear leader. Ironically, that leader is BlackBerry, largely because QNX is already entrenched in the automotive world. But none of these efforts have fully pivoted yet to self-driving cars on the hardware side. NVIDIA is currently dominant, with Qualcomm and Intel trailing, making this a very interesting and very different dynamic.
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