Self-driving vehicles are still very new and it could lead to intense changes in how we move around our world. Of course this means companies and auto manufacturers must create vehicles that drive with caution. However that need for caution is leading consumers to be frustrated with the slow pace some cars drive. Intel and Mobileye are teaming together to create a new program to develop self-driving cars that will be less cautious and act more like human drivers.
Making Autonomous Cars More Aggressive
Recently, Intel and Mobileye developed a program called Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS). The goal of the program is to make autonomous cars behave and drive more like humans. While that sounds like a goal many other companies are working on, Intel's a little different because it wants self-driving cars to be more assertive and take risks while driving.
The majority of self-driving cars today are cautious, tending to do things more carefully than a human would. While this doesn't sound like a terrible thing, autonomous vehicles that drive too well and too safely have become a source of frustration for regular drivers. For Arizona locals, Waymo's autonomous minivans are the main source of controversy and ire.
According to Car and Driver, Intel's RSS provides autonomous cars with a playbook that outlines safe and unsafe driving situations. By using the guide, self-driving cars can decide to make more assertive maneuvers that still line up with being safe. Obviously, Intel understands that accidents are still bound to happen. Whether they're the fault of the autonomous car or a human driver, things are bound to go wrong.
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