Are there any ways you can think of for someone to get into the world of driverless car technology. I'd like to learn more about this field and see where I can make a contribution towards it, it seems like an enormously exciting endeavour to work on something like this.
I'd love to partner up with someone experienced in hardware/robotics and work and start working on this technology from the ground up. The plan is to just have fun working on something that's incredibly challenging, and at the cutting edge. No one I know with a robotics background is available (busy with job/family/etc).
So is there any way for an average person can get involved without working for Google/Apple/etc?