Google started their self-driving car project in 2009 and up until lately were projecting a limited but fully autonomous taxi service by the end of 2018. I'm seeing more doubters now because the problem is so hard to solve. For example:
On the other hand, Voyage seems smart to go for big retirement communities where the roads are more predictable and the speeds are slower. It seems like Voyage is introducing their service at the same time as Google, but tackling a much more solvable problem, but still a big one.
Little companies like Microsoft beat big ones like IBM by tackling the easy problems first to get a foothold. Any predictions?