AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides his perspective as part of an article titled "New Insistence for Driver Assistance," published in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine.
Dr. Reimer argues that "level 3" autonomous vehicles - the phase of driver assistance technology characterized by frequent "handoffs" between an autonomous driving system and a human operator - will be dangerous and confusing for humans. "There is no need for level 3," Reimer flatly asserted. "Level 3 systems are likely only to enhance confusion even more." Instead, he advocates a push from "level 2" to "level 4" autonomous vehicles, the latter phase being characterized by fully automated driving under most external conditions.
Read the full article here.