Smaller and nimble tech startups pivot as self-driving revolution hits speed bumps

Smaller and nimble tech startups pivot as self-driving revolution hits speed bumps

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When Silicon Valley startup Phantom Auto was formed in 2017, it was one of many software suppliers hitching their fortunes to self-driving cars, confident that fleets of robotaxis would be using their technology within a few years.

But with delays in the mass deployment of autonomous vehicles, Phantom is now finding new customers off the road – on the sidewalk with delivery robots.

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