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In self-driving cars, human drivers come up short

Automakers and tech companies rely on human drivers to step in when necessary with self-driving technology

Reuters 

Autonomous cars should be required to meet standards on their ability to detect potential hazards and better ways are needed to keep their human drivers ready to assume control, US auto safety and technology experts said after fatal crashes involving Uber Technologies and Tesla vehicles. Automakers and tech companies rely on human drivers to step in when necessary with self-driving technology. But in the two recent crashes, which involved vehicles using different kinds of technologies, neither of the human drivers took any action before the accidents. Driverless cars rely on lidar, which ...

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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 21:02 IST
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