I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to Argo.AI, even though we’ve covered it several times, but it has a few things going for it that stimulated this article.
First of all, I’ll emphasize once more the key point above: if implemented in both Volkswagen and Ford vehicles, as they’re indicating is the plan, the tech can rack up a ton of miles and learn from them to quickly get better.
What’s critical along those lines is that the automakers actually and seriously integrate the tech into their vehicles, or more appropriately, build vehicles around the tech. In a great interview we published yesterday with Peter Mertens, former board member of Audi, Volkswagen Group, Volvo, & Jaguar Land Rover and former R&D head of Audi, he highlighted this point as well. We don’t have clear indication that Volkswagen and Ford are approaching their potential with Argo.AI in this way, but there are some indications they might be.