- China has just authorized Baidu to run their autonomous cars on the highways. The piece I saw noted that Chinese roads are more crowded and chaotic than in the US, thereby posing a bigger challenge to the software. I'd add--doesn't that give them an advantage in development--a higher bar to surmount?
- AEI notes that humans are poor monitors. We get distracted and complacent and don't jump into action quickly. I wonder if it would be possible to include a training module in the software--have the software test the driver by requiring intervention in a situation which is actually safe. If the driver fails to react timely and correctly, do more testing. If the driver continues to fail, discontinue the self-driving.