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Tesla Behind Other Self-Driving Brands in AV Tech

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March 16, 2020—When ranked for automated driving technology, Tesla falls behind companies like Waymo and Cruise, reported CNET.

Navigant Research on Monday published its annual leaderboard for the development of automated driving technology. The group ranks nearly two dozen companies developing AV hardware and software based on a variety of factors, including production strategy, marketing, capability, staying power and reliability. The study is looking at in-progress tech development. 

According to the rankings, Waymo ranks highest in strategy and execution. 

Volvo, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Tesla fall on the "Challengers" list that represents companies trailing behind everyone. Tesla is last on the list.

Being higher up on the leaderboard does not necessarily guarantee that these companies will create viable automated vehicles in any specific time frame, according to the report. 

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