NHTSA is Enabling the Crash of the Driverless Vehicle Industry and More Needless Human Test Subject Deaths

NHTSA just released a description of its impending driverless vehicle guidelines “AV 4.0”. As this is a rehash of its previous approach, I have reviewed the case against NHTSA falsifying data to misrepresent Tesla’s “autopilot” performance and I witnessed Dr. Owens address the senate after the close of the NTSB Uber/Herzberg tragedy, where he repeated the ridiculous and dangerous mantra that safety guidelines should not be put in place until the technology is sorted out, I am convinced Dr. Owens is either not competent or unethical. I fear there may be something nefarious going on here. (I do not make any of these charges lightly.)

As I have covered this before I will refer you to my articles below explaining all of this in detail. This includes very specific ways to resolve all of this.

Tesla hits Police Car — How much writing on the wall does NHTSA need?

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/tesla-hits-police-car-how-much-writing-on-the-wall-does-nhtsa-need-8e81e9ab3b9

NHTSA Uber Determinations are a Tragedy for Everyone

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/nhtsa-uber-determinations-are-a-tragedy-for-everyone-717dd302d930

Links on NHTSA falsifying data to mislead people about Tesla’s “autopilot“ performance

· http://www.safetyresearch.net/Library/NHTSA_Autosteer_Safety_Claim.pdf

· https://www.thedrive.com/tech/26455/nhtsas-flawed-autopilot-safety-study-unmasked

NHTSA saved children from going to school in autonomous shuttles and leaves them in danger everywhere else

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/nhtsa-saved-children-from-going-to-school-in-autonomous-shuttles-and-leaves-them-in-danger-4d77e0db731

How NHTSA and the NTSB can save themselves and the Driverless Vehicle Industry

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/how-nhtsa-and-the-ntsb-can-save-themselves-and-the-driverless-vehicle-industry-8c6febe0b8ef

Proposal for Successfully Creating an Autonomous Ground or Air Vehicle

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/proposal-for-successfully-creating-an-autonomous-ground-or-air-vehicle-539bb10967b1

Autonomous Vehicles Need to Have Accidents to Develop this Technology

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

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

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

- 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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