A popular science article by Edward Niedermeyer available on this link provides a contrast between the conservative approach taken by motor vehicle manufacturers and Google vs the more community as a laboratory approach taken by Tesla.
Key points include:
- Misperception of risk by the public and the tech companies;
- Failing to implement driver monitoring – to confirm that vehicle operators behaviour matches designer’s requirements;
- Dangers and challenges of pushing immature tech on an unsuspecting public – and engendering a techlash and effectively slowing down longer term adoption of otherwise progressive technologies.
The more seasoned vehicle developers have adopted a more conservative geo-fenced approach to their level 4 robotaxis which require tech that is too expensive for adoption in normal passenger vehicles.
Silicon Valley’s Anti-Autonomy Backlash Is Afraid of The Wrong Things
Last Updated: 19/05/2020 03:15:04pm