There is a fierce debate on whether autonomous vehicles are possible because driving requires all the sophistication of human intelligence. The argument is there are too many variables and situations that require human level intelligence, therefore either we never get autonomous vehicles or we solve artificial general intelligence (AGI). We will absolutely have autonomous vehicles… Continue reading Autonomous vehicles will NOT bring us true Artificial Intelligence
Incentivize older people to use autonomous vehicles to increase adoption
Fatal vehicle accidents spike up with drivers over 70 years old. Check out this graph of driving accidents grouped by age in the United States: No one wants to lose a loved one earlier than necessary. As people get older, driving gets harder due to failing health. The accident rate for autonomous vehicles is decreasing… Continue reading Incentivize older people to use autonomous vehicles to increase adoption
Where is our autonomous driving state?
We have car companies such as Waymo, GM, and Telsa who have each put in 10’s of millions of miles on the road, but we still don’t have ubiquities autonomous vehicles. Countries are still moving slow because they are trying to be safe, which makes sense. We do have autonomous regions at the city level.… Continue reading Where is our autonomous driving state?
Go slower to go faster with autonomous vehicles
I’m still hoping we get to see the day with fully autonomous vehicles. The technology is still not there, but we are getting closer. Can we turn down the actual speed of the vehicles. Some statistics on speed: At 40 mph, a driver has a 15% risk of serious (or worse) overall injury. At 55… Continue reading Go slower to go faster with autonomous vehicles