- Nov 25, 2019
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- Valley of the Sun
- Fiesta » '21 InfB/SG
While some are focusing on improving automation, others will continue working on human driver safety. Both are important, but I place far greater value on driver safety.In my view, the greatest life-saving technology of the next 20 years won’t be anything “self-driving,” but vision-based driver monitoring systems (DMS), coupled with the application of human factors science to make human drivers into safer drivers.
Also agree 100% - maybe eveb 110%.The subject of "autonomous" vehicles comes up a lot here. For the AV-curious or anyone interested in safe driving, this is worth a read:
This is the area where the aviation industry made the greatest strides as we moved into generation 2 (and beyond now) glass cockpits and automation. How we could monitor and adapt to the high amounts of information provided and varying levels of automation. And just as importantly when to reduce those automation levels to regain situational awareness. It would be rather similar to just driving the car.While some are focusing on improving automation, others will continue working on human driver safety. Both are important, but I place far greater value on driver safety.
That has not proven out in real world as the greatest safety margins and biggest improvements in car safety have been from automation from airbags to ABS to blind side alert, lane keeping, auto braking, adaptive cruise, rear traffic alerts and rear auto braking.The greatest safety margin improvement in autos will result from working on the human factors, not so much the automation.
The same was true in aviation when we moved into autopilots that did more than level the wings and more or less hold altitude. It’ll be interesting to see what happens as we move self drive further down the road.