Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Steve Wozniak Quits "Self-Driving" Car Quest

While the (formerly) "Big" Three spend hundreds of millions of dollars chasing the impossible dream, Steve Wozniak--who actually has experience in such things--walks away.

There was a time when Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak was a believer in fully autonomous vehicles.

These robotic cruisers would read and react to the road like humans, he said, and wouldn't need a steering wheel. Wozniak hoped Apple, which had been rumored over the years to be working on a self-driving car project, would be the one to build it.

But he has since tempered his expectations. There is simply too much unpredictability on roads, he said, for a self-driving car to manage. For now, he believes the burgeoning technology is better used to give drivers a safety net for certain situations.

"I stepped way back [on] this idea of Level 5. I've really given up," Wozniak said during the J.D. Power Auto Revolution conference in Las Vegas last week.

"I don't even know if that will happen in my lifetime."...
"Too much unpredictability on roads......."  You want that in plain language?

Other drivers.

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