Autonomous Driving Levels 0–5 + Implications

#Autonomous driving systems are changing the way we think about the future of personal transportation. How soon will we have access to vehicles that don't require human control? Are driverless cars just around the corner? What will our travel be like if we're spending a lot less time behind the wheel? What technology actually makes autonomous driving possible? What [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

#Autonomous Driving Levels 0–5 + ImplicationsDecember 2nd, 2017 by Carolyn FortunaAutonomous driving systems are changing the way we think about the future of personal transportation.
◊ Ridesharing: #Autonomous driving technology continues to be costly, but the introduction of app-based ride-hailing and potentially ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft has offered other automotive industry insiders with a solution to spread out the capital cost of autonomous driving over multiple drivers.
◊ Disputes about liability keep law professors busy: Who is to blame when a crash occurs and autonomous driving systems have been engaged?
The NHTSA’s Role in #Autonomous Driving SafetyNHTSA’s newest document about ADSs, released September 2017, is titled, Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety.
As autonomous driving Levels 3–5 are reached, new priority safety design elements do need to be considered, such as vehicle cybersecurity, human machine interface, crashworthiness, consumer education and training, and post-crash autonomous driving system behavior.

Opinion… * Man-Made

The 6 levels to classify a system’s #Autonomous driving sophistication. The crucial shift will happen between levels 3 and 4, when the driver releases responsibility for monitoring the driving environment to the system. #AutonomousVehicles #Trend

Source: Cleantechnica