It’s Time to Rethink Levels of Automation for Self-Driving Vehicles
9 Pages Posted: 13 May 2020
Date Written: April 18, 2020
One of the major ways in which the development of self-driving cars has been discussed - levels of automation - is misleading. A typology originally developed to provide some engineering clarity now benefits technology developers far more than it serves the public interest. As social researchers who have spent time working with and speaking to the developers of this technology, we believe the levels of automation need a rethink.
Keywords: autonomous vehicles, self-driving cars, sociology of technology, science and technology studies, history of technology
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