As with most AV makers using public shadow driving to create these systems there is nothing safe about this. Not in the long term nor short. This information is hype, misleading and providing the public, press, governments etc false confidence.

It is not remotely possible, as in IMPOSSIBLE, to get anywhere near creating a legitimate autonomous vehicle using public shadow driving as your primary approach to training and testing AI. It is impossible to drive the one trillion miles or spend over $300B to stumble and restumble on all the scenarios necessary to complete the effort. Many of which are accident scenarios no one will want you to run once let alone thousands of times. You also cannot survive the thousands of needless casualties you will create trying. And finally, as the public, press and soon governments are figuring out, handover cannot be made safe for most complex scenarios, by any monitoring and notification system, because they cannot provide the time to regain proper situational awareness and do the right thing the right way.

Regarding your remote operations. They are not and cannot be safe due to two critical issues. The lack of a full motion simulator and latency, especially round trip. Your statement here clearly shows you do not understand these issues. Simply do the math of how far a vehicle goes in that half second especially laterally. “We cannot tolerate even a half-second delay or glitches in video streaming or vehicle control. AutoX engineers have ensured that all the test vehicles are always connected to AutoX command center”. Other than extremely slow and benign conditions this system is not safe.

More details in my articles here

The Crash of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry

Impediments to Creating an Autonomous Vehicle

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