Tag: AVs

Why Mercedes’ decision to let its self-driving cars kill pedestrians is probably the right thing to do (says Bloomberg )

  In an interview with Car and Driver, the manager of driver assistance systems at Mercedes-Benz Christoph von Hugo has revealed that the company’s future autonomous vehicles will always put the driver first. In other words, it would choose to run the child over every time. Although the fact someone has to ...

Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – great read via Medium

“An overlapping confluence of three different technological waves — the smartphone, the electric battery and artificial intelligence — have created the conditions for a technological disruption so profound it’s going to change almost everything about the way we move in modern society.” Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – Medium https://medium.com/future-crunch/carmageddon-is-coming-899c0f05a2a via Instapaper   SaveSave SaveSave

The long, winding road for driverless cars – must read via The Economist

“Level 3 autonomous driving is even more controversial. The main difference is that, while the driver must still remain vigilant and ready to intervene in an emergency, responsibility for all the critical safety functions is shifted from the driver to the car. This has a lot of engineers worried. Experience ...

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