Dawn of the Driverless Car
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Introduction: The car has shrunk the world, increased personal freedom and in so many ways expanded our horizons, but there is a flipside. Soon, a world where cars can drive themselves, a world where we are simply passengers, ferried about by wholesome green compassionate technology which will never ever go wrong: Driverless Cars / self-driving cars (Narrator Sara Pascoe)Duration: 02:08
The complexity involved in learning to drive: Google, Facebook and Intel are working on this, systems to allow car to drive themselves, Society of Motor Engineers: SME Level 0: The human has total control of driving, to level 5 where the humans are just passengers. Will autonomous cars work (Vicki Turk, Technology Editor, New Scientist)(Rachel Burgess, Editor Autocar)(Professor Natasha Merat, University of Leeds)Duration: 03:06
Learning to drive a car (Will Heaven, Technology Journalist)(Tom Morgan, Stuff TV), sensing the environment, parking sensors, lane sensors, adaptive cruise control, driver-assist technology, ABS : SME Level 1, individual function control (Jeremy White, Gear Editor, Wired)Duration: 02:53
Learning to drive a car and avoid crashing: An array of tasks, updating and assessing a constantly changing stream of data: ABS : SME Level 2, controlling two things at the same time like braking and steering or assisted parking. Automated cars should reduce accidentsDuration: 03:16
Trusting machines, and cars getting airline levels of safety (Sabastian Thrun, CEO Udacity) 2005 Driverless cars in a 200km desert race. Real driving is more challenging (Teena Gade), C (Stan Boland) fitting AI into a standard car for urban autonomous driving, interpretive vision systems, SME Level 3 where safety critical function can in certain conditions be completely assigned to the vehicle with the driver there to take over if needs be (Volvo Video)(Nissan demonstration)(Rachel Burgess, Editor Autocar)(Tom Morgan, Stuff TV) (Jeremy White, Gear Editor, Wired)Duration: 06:24
Driverless car using: Satellite navigation, Lidar (a spinning Laser), and radar for short-range for positional information. You still need a human to drive for most driving conditions, human interaction with automation (Dr Wendy Du, Interaction Design Research, Stanford University), people get bored and distracted in autonomous Level 3 cars.Duration: 03:50
Artificial Intelligence (AI) car/ automotive challenge (Sabastian Thrun, CEO Udacity), (Joaquin Candela, Director of Machine Learning, Facebook), artificial Neural networks for deep learning for object recognition(Professor Yan Lecun, Director of AI Research, Facebook)Duration: 04:10
Video Game processing GPU evolved for use in driverless cars (Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, Nvidia), many more cores than a CPU, object identification and awareness, Professor Philip Torr (University of Oxford), Five AI use simulations for testing away from reality, virtual testing(Teena Gade)Duration: 05:42
SME Level 4 driverless/ autonomous cars: perform all functions for a whole journey within an operational design domain of a vehicle, no need for a steering wheel within 5 years, Ford: by 2021Duration: 01:59
SME Level 5: Full Autonomy: Can work whatever the driving conditions and whatever the social conventions: Jackrabbot (Stanford University), measuring human interaction in crowded scenes, different for different cultures for a fully autonomous driverless car, Five AI car Test Pt1Duration: 03:44
The positive effects of the fully autonomous Driverless car on society (Hal Hodson, The Economist)(Will Heaven, Technology Journalist) (Professor Matasha Merat, University of Leeds), infrastructure changes including Electric vehicles (Gareth Dunmore, Electric vehicle Director, Nissan Europe) an integrated approach needed (Russell Hales, (Partner) + David Nelson (Head of Design) Fosters + Partners), no need for street lights (Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, Nvidia),USA cars are 97% of the time parked-up (Sabastian Thrun, CEO Udacity), traffic accidents will become a thing of the pastDuration: 04:29
The possible negative effects of the fully autonomous Driverless car on society (Vicki Turk, Technology Editor, New Scientist), employment, (Jeremy White, Gear Editor, Wired)(Rachel Burgess, Editor Autocar), coping with no-win situations, Tesla crashDuration: 02:13
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Dawn of the Driverless Car
First broadcast: 29th June 2017
The car has shrunk the world, increased personal freedom and in so many ways expanded our horizons, but there is a flipside. Fumes from car exhausts have helped to destroy our environment, poisoned the air we breathe and killed us in far more straightforward ways. But all that is going to change. This episode enters a world where cars can drive themselves, a world where we are simply passengers, ferried about by wholesome green compassionate technology which will never ever go wrong. And it is almost here. Horizon explores the artificial intelligence required to replace human drivers for cars themselves, peers into the future driverless world and discovers that, despite the glossy driverless PR (and assuming that they really can be made to work reliably), the reality is that it might not be all good news. From the ethics of driverless car crashes to the impact on jobs, it might be that cars are about to rise up against us in ways that none of us are expecting.