Last year I posted a series of articles about road authorities and their responsibilities in supporting autonomous vehicles followed by a breakdown of the SAE’s Levels of Autonomy and why we should just stop thinking like that. It is so 201x-ish.
Various auto manufacturers make proclamations that they are aiming for level X by the year 20-something. These various levels of automation are entirely artificial constructs but are being held up as beacons that need to be achieved.
This is the first of a series of articles reflecting on autonomous vehicles, the state of the industry, our preparedness, how the harsh truths of our current reality are already diverging from our predictions.