b'Seven major car man- Aladdinies across 2013 2019ufacturers, as well asIMAX screens on a CGI the startup Tesla, debutversion of the same self-driving researchNovembermagic carpet dreamed 2016vehicles or announceArgo AI ociallyup a millennium before. plans to debut automat- launches in Pittsburgh. ed driving technology. By the end of the year, the company has 15 employees.March 2015Delphis Robo-Car drives across the coun-try, using human assis- In 2020, Argo. 2020tance only to transitionIn The Fate of the Fu-Closes its deal with 2017from highways to cityrious, Charlize TheronVolkswagen and ex-streets, in nine days. plays a cyberterroristpands to the EU with who hacks into aeetan oce in Munich.Octoberof cars, unleashing Launches a Tesla launches Autopi- future-generation them into the city as lot, an unprecedentedpart of her plot to spark eet with Ford.suite of integratednuclear war.Surpasses 1,000 automated features thatemployees.combines data inputs from cameras, radar, ultrasonics, and GPS2020In 2019, Argo. 2019 Launches its In 2017, Argo.third-generation 2017 Lands a $1 billionself-driving system, investment fromwith launch-intent Ford, which plans tohardware.use Argos self-driv-Announces $1 billion ing system on theinvestment from Volk-automakersrst fullyswagen and acquires autonomous vehicle. the automakersLaunches itsrstAutonomous Intelli-After almost 15 yearstwo generations ofgence Driving (AID) 2015at NREC, Peter Rander self-driving systems. subsidiary.joins Uber, where he Completes itsrst Expands public road helps launch theirrstround of test drivestesting to Detroit, generation of self-driv- on a closed course. Palo Alto, and Austin.ing prototypes on Acquires lidar pio-Surpasses 500 public roads. neer Princeton Light- A boxy, grimy autono- In 2018, Argo.employees.20182018wave to help expandmous vehicle delivers Launches pub-Partners with Carne-the Argo vehiclespizzas in Iceland in thelic-road testing ingie Mellon University object-detectionBlack Mirror episodeMiami and Washing- to create the CMUcapabilities. Crocodile. ton, D.C. Argo AI Center forCompletes itsrst Holds itsrst majorAutonomous Vehicle 2011Nevada becomes thepublic road testspublic demonstrationResearch, a programrst U.S. state to allowin Pittsburgh andfor media and inves- focused on establish-the use of autonomousDearborn. tors in Miami. ing the fundamental vehicles on publicresearch to enable roads. large-scale deploy-ment of self-driving systems.c4-1_Timeline-F.indd 67 4/25/21 7:09 PM'