Can We Teach Cars to Drive? It's an Uphill Challenge.
Autonomous vehicle technology has gotten better in the last decade, but the hype has gotten bigger. Teaching machines to drive is a complex engineering feat. Bad weather, narrow streets, heavy traffic, pedestrians and bikes pose problems for the software controlling these cars. How close are we to a time when a robot chauffeur will be able to drive us safely anywhere cars can legally go?
This video was created with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Additional footage by Rob Green.
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