A popular science article by Edward Niedermeyer available on this link provides a contrast between the conservative approach taken by motor vehicle manufacturers and Google vs the more community as a laboratory approach taken by Tesla.

Key points include:

  • Misperception of risk by the public and the tech companies;
  • Failing to implement driver monitoring – to confirm that vehicle operators behaviour matches designer’s requirements;
  • Dangers and challenges of pushing immature tech on an unsuspecting public – and engendering a techlash and effectively slowing down longer term adoption of otherwise progressive technologies.

The more seasoned vehicle developers have adopted a more conservative geo-fenced approach to their level 4 robotaxis which require tech that is too expensive for adoption in normal passenger vehicles.


Last Updated: 19/05/2020 03:15:04pm