SAE International is an association that focuses on developing standards for engineering professionals across various industries. Once of their most high-profile pieces of work is the Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles J3016. Originally created back in 2014, it was revised in 2016 and again back in 2018. The standards were set out to describe how we think about autonomy, with each car offering a different suite of technologies, this enabled some level of comparison between manufacturers. The problem is, as we get closer to some automakers moving beyond levels 2 and 3 on to 4 and 5, the current levels are not aligning with how the autonomous story is progressing. In theory an automaker […]
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