I am respectfully requesting you to reconsider the re-evaluation Mr. Urmson has done that moved his development completion time to 30 years is a sign that things are now understood. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

If you plan to keep using public shadow “safety” driving to build tour system I request you rethink that. It is a myth that using public shadow driving is the best or only way to create this technology. That the casualties it has created and will create are necessary evils. And that this technology will ever lead remotely close to a legitimate driverless vehicle. 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 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.

There is a way to do this that resolves these gaps.

SAE Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine

End Public Shadow Driving https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/sae/ave_201901/index.php

Common Misconceptions about Aerospace/DoD/FAA Simulation for Autonomous Vehicles


Written by

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store