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These collaborations also help set the stage for the giant leap from research to deployment of driverless cars by addressing two critical issues, either of which could have become significant roadblocks for Google’s driverless aspirations.
As with every major technological transition, driverless cars will result in winners and losers. Here are seven of the biggest challenges as the technology moves forward.
Telsa’s early-adopter customers are willing, even enthusiastic about Autopilot. But, should untrained, non-professional drivers be relied upon to be ready when Tesla’s autopilot needs to return control to the human driver?
The goal is not to deploy too soon. Instead, it is to be prepared to deploy as soon as possible after the technology is deemed ready.