Self-driving cars are taking longer to arrive on our roads. It turns out that putting cars on the road without drivers is a far more complicated endeavour than initially envisioned.
A research team from the University of Michigan recently had a novel idea: expose driverless cars to terrible drivers. They built a virtual environment filled with cars, trucks, deer, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Artificial-intelligence-based background agents are trained to validate the safety performances of autonomous vehicles in an accelerated episode for the development of better algorithms.
With a few more tools like this, perhaps self-driving cars will be here sooner than we are now predicting.MORE