Self-driving car firms rooted in U.S. government competition

FILE PHOTO: Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett (R) and Volkswagen AG CEO Dr. Herbert Diess (L) pose together with Bryan Salesky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Argo AI LLC at a news conference in New York City, New York, U.S., July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo