Autonomous Vehicle Industry Collapse Update 2- Add Zoox to the List

I predicted this a year and a half ago.

The industry will crash due to the untenability and recklessness of relying on public shadow and safety driving to develop and test autonomous vehicles. Now we see Zoox on the edge

How many signs do you folks need??????

Most of these companies are effectively bankrupt now. Have been from the start.

List of Signs — Updated 5/15/2020

· Drive.AI — bankrupt — bought by Apple

· Apple — recently slowed their effort

· Audi stopped their L3 work

· Ford delayed again to 2022

· Waymo loses 85% of their valuation

· Starsky Robotics goes bankrupt

· Five.AI CEO admitted I was correct when they said it would cost hundreds of billions of $ to get to L4

· Gill Pratt from Toyota says that just because we can’t do this now it doesn’t mean we never will

· Tesla slipped AS/FSD again

· Cruise cut drivers and their CFO resigned

As I have said over and over and over — We need to literally flip the development and testing paradigm to fix this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And now we need to add the use of gaming based simulation systems.)

The solution is to use DoD/aerospace simulation technology, informed and validated by the real-world, to replace 99.9% of the public shadow and safety driving. (And not gaming technology based simulation. There are far too many architectural and sensor model engineering issues.).

More here

Gill Pratt, Toyota, Waymo and FiveAI confirmed the Collapse of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry — It can be Reversed with an Ego, Echo Chamber and Engineering Paradigm Shift


The Crash of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry


Proposal for Successfully Creating an Autonomous Ground or Air Vehicle


Simulation can create a Complete Digital Twin of the Real World if DoD/Aerospace Technology is used

Autonomous Vehicles Need to Have Accidents to Develop this Technology

Using the Real World is better than Proper Simulation for AV Development — NONSENSE

Why are Autonomous Vehicle makers using Deep Learning over Dynamic Sense and Avoid with Dynamic Collision Avoidance? Seems very inefficient and needlessly dangerous?


The Hype of Geofencing for Autonomous Vehicles

My name is Michael DeKort — I am a former system engineer, engineering and program manager for Lockheed Martin. I worked in aircraft simulation, the software engineering manager for all of NORAD, the Aegis Weapon System, and on C4ISR for DHS.

Key Industry Participation

- Lead — SAE On-Road Autonomous Driving SAE Model and Simulation Task

- Member SAE ORAD Verification and Validation Task Force

- Member DIN/SAE International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS) Sensor Simulation Specs

- Stakeholder for UL4600 — Creating AV Safety Guidelines

- Member of the IEEE Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee (AI&ASPC)

- Presented the IEEE Barus Ethics Award for Post 9/11 Efforts

My company is Dactle

We are building an aerospace/DoD/FAA level D, full L4/5 simulation-based testing and AI system with an end-state scenario matrix to address several of the critical issues in the AV/OEM industry I mentioned in my articles below. This includes replacing 99.9% of public shadow and safety driving. As well as dealing with significant real-time, model fidelity and loading/scaling issues caused by using gaming engines and other architectures. (Issues Unity will confirm. We are now working together. We are also working with UAV companies). If not remedied these issues will lead to false confidence and performance differences between what the Plan believes will happen and what actually happens. If someone would like to see a demo or discuss this further please let me know.

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