When Will Driverless Cars Not Actually Require A Driver?

Posted on February 21, 2018

Photo via Flickr user mariordo59

Photo via Flickr user mariordo59

The goal of a completely driverless car is considered top of a six-level scale of autonomy, and researchers believe it will one day be possible to achieve that aim. But for now, cars are stuck at level two on the scale – in which the driver must still perform several key aspects of driving – while engineers work out how to crack the problem of keeping drivers alert.

However, researchers say they are working on sensor-based systems to provide an answer and move towards level three, in which the driver would only be expected to be ready to intervene when the car requests it.

The Guardian article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driver safety, driverless cars, passenger safety, self-driving vehicles, vehicle technology

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