Principal Analyst, Autonomous Vehicles
As a Principal Analyst, Glenn Sanders synthesizes information about automotive technologies, markets, and key players, including OEMs, suppliers, service providers, and platform providers. He brings more than 25 years of insight from his business and technology experience in Silicon Valley and Japan as a senior technologist and technology writer.
His first foray into technology writing was for Fujitsu in Tokyo Japan in 1996. He specializes in research related to the evolution of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and driver assistance technologies (ADAS). Prior to Informa, as a senior analyst for Intellectual Ventures, and for Ocean Tomo, Sanders led market analysis and technology valuation for investment funds worth over $20 million on a range of topics, including electric vehicles, power systems, microprocessors, near field communications, and semiconductors.
Latest From Glenn Sanders
Ford, Argo AI and Lyft are working together to begin commercialization of autonomous Ford Escape Hybrids for ride hailing at scale through the Lyft network by the end of 2021.
Makers of autonomous vehicles are using development tools from leading providers such as Argo AI, Baidu, NVIDIA and Waymo as well as skateboard platforms from Canoo and Coast Autonomous to speed up production.
Sensors provide data about the surroundings so AVs can safely share the roads with others and navigate a dynamic environment reliably without the need for driver intervention.
Self-driving vehicles take data from sensors and use it to interpret the surrounding environment. AI software determines the current situation and location, then controls the speed and plots a path to the target destination.
AVs from GM, Cruise, Audi, Honda, Toyota and Baidu are beginning to trickle out of factories, as the self-driving dream starts to become a reality. Development time, lagging regulations, varying safety requirements, rare edge cases, and sensor issues are challenges to this emerging industry.
Baidu is aggressively developing a range of AV technologies and businesses including the Apollo Navigation Pilot ADAS platform, a robotaxi fleet based on its Apollo Level 4 platform, OEM sales of EVs in partnership with Geely, and a V2X infrastructure platform called Apollo Air.