The author still doesn't get it. He thinks if we just improve safety driving all is well. 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 solution is to use DoD simulation technology and shift most of the autonomous system development and testing over to it.
I have been telling Sam this for years. Yet he refuses to even look in to the technology. Talk is really is. Walking not so much. He is trying to keep his feet in both camps. That just enables the deaths to continue.
Do your homework and demonstrate some intellectual and ethical fortitude.
SAE Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine – Simulation’s Next Generation (featuring Dactle)
The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now