Your fancy new car steers and brakes for you; so why keep your hands on the wheel?

Your fancy new car steers and brakes for you; so why keep your hands on the wheel?

Tue, 04/17/2018

Thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer appear in a USAToday article on the human tendency to defer to advanced driver assistance systems - even when the driver is expected to be involved:

“These systems are designed not only for ideal environments like good weather and clear lane markings, but also for rational behavior, and humans are predictably irrational,” says Bryan Reimer, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who specializes in self-driving tech.

"The question is, does the automation work so well and require so little of you that in essence a new safety problem is created while solving for another?" Reimer asks.

Read the article in full here.

 

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