Sorry but this is hype as well.
An F-35 can fly higher than a paper airplane. But when the goal is to reach the sun the difference is irrelevant.
It is a myth that public shadow and safety driving can create a legitimate autonomous vehicle. And the lives the process takes are necessary and for the greater good. It is impossible to drive the trillion miles or spend $300B to stumble and restumble on all the scenarios necessary to complete the effort. The process also harms people for no reason. The first safety issue is handover. The time to regain proper situational awareness and do the right thing, especially in time critical scenarios. cannot be provided. Another dangerous area is learning accident scenarios. AV makers will have to run thousands of accident scenarios thousands of times to accomplish this. That will cause thousands of injuries and deaths. The next issues is Deep Learning, which is processor, time and money intensive, and is too easily confused. And finally, the use of gaming based simulation technology which has too many technical limitations to facilitate the creation of a legitimate real-world digital twin.The solution is to use DoD simulation technology and shift most of the autonomous system development and testing over to it. Augmented by Dynamic Sense and avoid with targeted Deep Learning.
Tesla’s are nowhere near L4. Nor can they be due to using the approach described above and having massive hardware limitations. They cannot properly handle stationary objects. A massive debilitating fundamental flaw caused by no LiDAR and/or no stereo cameras and a poor radar. These include firetrucks, police cars, tow trucks, street sweepers and passenger cars. In which several people have died needlessly. This extends to crossing trailers. Which killed two people 3 years apart. Show me ANY of these scenarios working now.
The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now
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
Simulation Photorealism is almost Irrelevant for Autonomous Vehicle Development and Testing
Autonomous Vehicles Need to Have Accidents to Develop this Technology
Using the Real World is better than Proper Simulation for AV Development — NONSENSE
The Hype of Geofencing for Autonomous Vehicles