“We are now rapidly approaching the era of the driverless car and I expect the first truly driverless cars to be on our roads within three or four years.” Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport
A 'must-read' from my colleague at 5AI, Professor John McDermid, OBE, FREng
Safer than a human: Creating a fully autonomous transport service
Driverless cars were once the stuff of science fiction. Now, we’re living in an era in which automated driving technology is just around the corner. There are a range of viable examples out there, at various stages of maturity. The real challenge, though, is to welcome self-driving vehicles into the world confident in the knowledge that they’ll perform safely on our roads. Any self-driving system and service must be acceptably safe — and ultimately at least as safe as a human-driven equivalent.