Tesla is desperate — Hiring a couple “safety drivers” with over 750k paying human Guinea pigs?
Elecktrek article — Tesla is looking to hire Autopilot test drivers in Austin
Why does Tesla need a handful of paid “AP test drivers”, “safety drivers” or human Guinea pigs?
There are zero autonomous related regulations or standards one must meet to introduce a L4 consumer owned autonomous car. If you take into account, these folks would use the vehicles for “robo-taxis” there are no meaningful FMCSA standard stopping them either. And how many scenarios, variations and repeats needed per feature? How many that need to be tested and retested? Millions? Billions? Think of the time required per test driver. And they can’t all be done in Austin. (Nor any of the other places they have hired “AP testers” for.) This is patently ridiculous. And is all being done to mislead people into thinking they are farther along than they are.
I believe this is being done because Elon cannot get his overly trusting customers to become the Kamikaze drivers he needs to teach his systems the complex and dangerous scenarios he needs them to be taught. Most of which are accident scenarios that need to be run hundreds if not thousands of times each. The resulting tragedies would be added to the avoidable tragedies that have already occurred. Joshua Brown, Jeremy Banner, Walter Huang, Gao Yaning and Yoshiro Umeda are all confirmed, and avoidable, AP/FSD/AEB, deaths. These deaths were caused by an incompetent sensor design as well as the myth that public shadow and safety driving can create a legitimate L4 driverless system and the deaths required to train those systems are necessary.
More on this, and how to remedy all of this, in my articles below.
The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now
Forget Tesla’s “autopilot” their Automatic Emergency Braking is a Debacle
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
- https://medium.com/@imispgh/simulation-can-create-a-complete-digital-twin-of-the-real world-if-dod-aerospace-technology-is-used-c79a64551647
Autonomous Vehicle Industry’s Self-Inflicted and Avoidable Collapse — Ongoing Update
Autonomous Vehicles Need to Have Accidents to Develop this Technology
Using the Real World is better than Proper Simulation for AV Development — NONSENSE
- https://medium.com/@imispgh/using-the-real world-is-better-than-proper-simulation-for-autonomous-vehicle-development-nonsense-90cde4ccc0ce
The Hype of Geofencing for Autonomous Vehicles
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.