As ideas take shape as to what vehicle autonomy should look like, sound like, and work like, the United Nations vehicle regulations—recognized one way or another by most of the world’s countries with the notable exception of the United States—have new specifications for how automated lane-keeping systems are to work. This is a new reference point for the industry to work from, demonstrating the magnitude of further development and regulation still necessary. For more, see the Mobility News section of this Newsletter.
Industry is increasingly focusing on how to support and assist drivers—rather than how to replace them—with technology. The in-depth article this week looks at augmented (vs. artificial) intelligence, with Toyota and Mobileye examples. The driver remains the central part of the system, and the car keeps an eye on them, rather than the duty-relieved human driver keeping an eye on the self-driving car. Natural language understanding—the machine adapting to the humans, rather than the other way around—is increasingly important, and we’ve got news on that front, too.
This Newsletter also brings you new chapters in our onrunning series: lighting integration, trajectories, mobile signature, and the VW group interior design review.
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