Partnerships have long been a go-to mechanism for developing and commercializing new products in highly dynamic markets experiencing technological change. Autonomous systems is undoubtedly an area that can benefit from an intense era of collaboration. Such alliances can be structured as R&D partnerships, joint development agreements or joint ventures. Either way, both parties bring something to the table, and both parties get something in return. And then the winner becomes the end-user, who ultimately benefits the most from advanced, integrated technology.