Toyota President says “autonomous vehicles are not yet realistic for normal roads”

The president of Toyota restarted the driverless shuttle at the Paralympic events but only after disabling the autonomous systems ability to accelerate or brake. And he stated that these systems are nowhere near ready for public roads. Keeping in mind that he was using a poor performing slow speed event shuttle to make that point. (And again, the press doesn’t include AEB failure in the article.)

How much does it matter a disabled person was hit? Probably nothing given at least 10 people have been killed by these systems needlessly. One being a teenager. Will the first death of child or family matter? Or are we getting to desensitized.

More detail here. Including how to do this right.

NHTSA should impose an immediate “Autopilot” moratorium and report initial investigation findings in 30 days


The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now to create this technology


SAE Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine — Simulation’s Next Generation (featuring Dactle)


How the failed Iranian hostage rescue in 1980 can save the Autonomous Vehicle industry


USDOT introduces VOICES Proof of Concept for Autonomous Vehicle Industry-A Paradigm Shift?


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.

Industry Participation — Air and Ground

- Founder SAE On-Road Autonomous Driving Simulation Task Force

- Member SAE ORAD Verification and Validation Task Force

- Member UNECE WP.29 SG2 Virtual Testing

- Stakeholder USDOT VOICES (Virtual Open Innovation Collaborative Environment for Safety)

- Member SAE G-34 / EUROCAE WG-114 Artificial Intelligence in Aviation

- Member Teleoperation Consortium

- Member CIVATAglobal — Civic Air Transport Association

- Stakeholder for UL4600 — Creating AV Safety Guidelines

- Member of the IEEE Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee

- Presented the IEEE Barus Ethics Award for Post 9/11 DoD/DHS Whistleblowing Efforts

Systems Engineer, Engineering/Program Management -- DoD/Aerospace/IT - Autonomous Systems Air & Ground, FAA Simulation, UAM, V2X, C4ISR, Cybersecurity