Apple co-founder “given up” on level 5 autonomy

04/11/2019

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has reportedly said he has given up on level 5 autonomy. 


Wozniak said that there is simply too much unpredictability on the roads for a self-driving car to manage and believes that the burgeoning technology is better used to give drivers a safety net for certain situations.


Automotive News reports that Wozniak said during the J.D. Power Auto Revolution conference in Las Vegas, “I stepped way back on this idea of Level 5. I’ve really given up.” I don’t even know if that will happen in my lifetime. If we were to modify roads and have certain sections that are well mapped and kept clean of refuse, and nothing unusual happens and there’s no road work.”


“What we’ve done is we’ve misled the public into thinking this car is going to be like a human brain to be able to really figure out new things and say, ‘Here’s something I hadn’t seen before, but I know what’s going on here, and here’s how I should handle it,’?” Wozniak reportedly added. “A human can do that.”


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