Whether looking at the legislative, production scaling, or research cost arguments, there has never been a single greater disrupter for the automotive industry than the impending arrival of driverless cars. The implications are huge for the ride-sharing and trucking industries alone and the effects of decisions made now will impact millions of jobs in the future. For the average consumer, the appeal of a vehicle driving them to work or making them money once they've arrived is understandably well-received.

Excitement in an industry always spurns development; AV's are no different. Fueled by the lucrative potential of this wide-open market, industry heavyweights and Silicon Valley startups alike have set ambitious development goals, and many have accomplished incredible feats as a result. But tech culture preaches disruption: be the first to market and shake up the status quo along the way. Disruption and safety in this culture are often competing objectives, not because they are inherently so, but because the novelty and hype do not extol the pairing of the two. Safety, to be blunt, is not sexy in a world where VC money demands flashier and flashier demonstrations.

At PolySync, we challenge the industry to see things differently. Here, there is no priority higher than the functional safety of both the software we write and the hardware we build.

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