Professor — given what I thought I knew about FiveAI I had high hopes for your article. Unfortunately, you made this comment early on — “ While this is a sensible and necessary stepping stone, it’s not viable in the long run.”

Public shadow or “safety” driving is neither sensible nor necessary at all. It is not viable from the start.

It is a myth that public shadow driving is a viable method to create AVs. That process can never come close to creating an AV. You cannot drive the one trillion miles or spend over $300B to do so. You also cannot run thousands of accident cases thousands of times each or have any more casualties especially a child or family. The solution is to use proper simulation 99% of the time. (Use of “proper simulation” means current products in this industry come up well short. Especially for complex scenarios.)

More in my articles here

Impediments to Creating an Autonomous Vehicle

The Dangers of Inferior Simulation for Autonomous Vehicles

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dangers-inferior-simulation-autonomous-vehicles-michael-dekort/

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