I just became aware of this new video from Mr. Fridman — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEv99vxKjVI

  • I appreciate and accept this statement — I’ve never spoken with Elon before this conversation, publicly or privately. Neither he nor his companies have any influence on my opinions nor on the rigor and integrity of the scientific method that I practice in my position at MIT. Tesla has never financially supported my research. I’ve never owned a Tesla vehicle. I’ve never owned Tesla stock.
  • There were no questions on there being any time where the driver cannot be provided enough time to regain proper situational awareness regardless of what the monitoring and alarm system is.
  • Musk and Fridman’s entire POV is based on public shadow/safety driving being the best or only way to develop these systems. 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. Also 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.
  • No discussion on if public shadow/safety driving should be replaced by proper simulation, especially using aerospace/DoD simulation technology

The points in my response article stand

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