Elon Musk, Rolf Bulander, Lux Research.
“We’re probably only a month away from having autonomous driving at least for highways and for relatively simple roads.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk here refers to automatic steering functionality of the latest Teslas but went on to admit that true autonomous driving is at least six years away – in a regulatory sense rather than technologically.
“We assume electrified cars will make up 15 percent of the market by 2025.”
Rolf Bulander, Bosch board member, does acknowledges the growing importance of electrification but also raised the flag for combustion engines, for which Bosch provides emissions reduction and electrification technologies.
“Arguably, no major OEM is better positioned than they are to decisively accelerate the push towards plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, putting the shine back on their tarnished image.”
We could not agree more with this analysis of Lux Research of Volkswagen’s very own Dieselgate affair. Yet, the researchers expect VW to “lack the vision, leadership, and ambition to do it, so they will most likely carry on as usual after some apologies.”