Thought for the month
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Origin uncertain, usually attributed as a Chinese Proverb.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Who’s in control?
Whilst experts in embedded systems still argue, Toyota have been found liable for a 2007 fatal car crash. Bugs in the source code relating to the throttle control being highlighted. As we move towards self-driving cars it is not just software and electronic reliability issues that need addressing. A recent conference on intelligent transport systems discussed how self-driving cars deal with “exceptions”. Is there a danger that the technology will over de-skill the task of driving? How does the self-driving car recognise a crisis beyond its program capabilities and safely hand over control to the human driver?
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