“Stuck in Manual” – a new cartoon that illustrates the failure of the autonomous vehicle industry to meet expectations. Despite companies like Cruise, TuSimply, Nikola and Uber setting unrealized goals for the arrival of driverless taxis or trucks, investors poured in $8.5 billion into the sector in the last 12 months (up from $5 billion in the previous 12 months). With private capital sources running dry, a number of the firms have resorted to tapping the public markets through SPACs. #autonomousdriving, #tesla, #AI