The Mack Institute asks
(Open) What key events will drive (or hinder) technological innovation in the automotive industry in 2017?
Use the rationale box to predict the key events related to vehicle and mobility innovations, technology diffusion, company strategy, public policy, and/or regulatory guidelines that will impact how people travel by car in the U.S. and worldwide in 2017, and use the forecast field to assign a probability to your prediction. The Mack Institute is writing a blog report on the Disruptions in Vehicle Innovations challenge which will review the questions and forecasts included in the 2016 Challenge, as well as the questions that we considered but did not ask. The blog will also highlight forecasters' suggestions about the key questions and events for 2017. This is an open-ended question with no scoring. Recommended Questions Before 2017, will Google announce that it will conduct public testing of its fully autonomous vehicles in a US city? Will an Uber self-driving car with a member of the public as a passenger be involved in an auto accident while driving autonomously between 14 October 2016 and 1 January 2016?