Ghosn (Source: Renault Group)
Interestingly, Ghosn said that autonomous cars are a huge opportunity for car makers because they make cars safer by reducing accidents, which will drive consumer demand. In addition, he said that autonomous cars will resolve traffic issues, making them popular with the consumers and government officials. He noted that using M2M connectivity, autonomous cars will be able to sync with red lights and with other vehicles making for smoother and safer transport.
Ghosn also said he is not concerned about competition from new players like Apple and Google -- firms that have expressed interest in making autonomous cars. "I'm curious," Ghosn said. "In 2006 we announced mass market electric cars and no one was interested. ... The fact that companies outside the car are saying they will [be doing] cars is interesting." Continue reading