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Five Levels of Automation: NHTSA

One of the things I’ve alluded to and not addressed in a very straightforward manner is the fact that automation exists, full autonomy does not (today) and that there are a few steps between today and full autonomy.  Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a policy.  It breaks… Continue reading Five Levels of Automation: NHTSA

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Navigation Prohibitions

Most of the time, when it comes to autonomous cars, I am very positive that issues are solvable with open discussion and engineering resources.  (It’s just a matter of time and money!)  One of the areas about which I’m most sanguine is Navigation. Currently, navigation is one of the more advanced areas of automation for… Continue reading Navigation Prohibitions