June 12, 2022

Dr. Bryan Reimer presented on the potential for advances in artificial general intelligence to produce a new generation of automated vehicles. To begin with, he noted that roadway safety is a global, undertreated public health crisis, with over 1.25 million fatalities worldwide every year. The fully automated vehicle represents a “holy grail” to address these harms. Vehicle automation has been a technological dream for the better part of the last century, and in the last decade, AI has produced new hopes for the potential to create a truly automated car.

However, an MIT survey found that many drivers may not be interested in the dreamed-of self-driving car. Instead, more drivers want a car that helps them drive, rather than a car that drives for them. There is a gap between the desires of consumers and drivers and the interests and projects of today’s future-focused autonomous vehicle manufacturers.

Read the full blog post on MIT AgeLab