Opinion

It's perhaps a sign of our hyper-competitive times that international
Sree Vijaykumar
Sree Vijaykumar
From the Editor's Desk
It's perhaps a sign of our hyper-competitive times that international car companies are falling all over each other in announcing when they will launch fully autonomous cars. Wait, wasn't this supposed to be a breakthrough technology pioneered by Google, still very much in the R&D phase? Suddenly, everyone from Tesla to Nissan to Toyota is giving estimated dates of launch for their automated cars. What about the regulators? What about the ethical dilemma when a car is in the situation of an unavoidable accident? What about public opinion, when such a case does eventually arise? There's a lot that needs to be resolved before autonomous cars become a regular feature on roads. And that's just in the developed world. The developing world training data set is something else.. Indian road conditions could easily cause Google's self-driving car to self-destruct! - Comment
 


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