| 11:04 AM EST

Defining What Vehicle Automation Really Means

Carmakers are rushing to provide their vehicles with increasing ability to pilot themselves. But the race can create confusion among about just what “autonomous driving” really means.
#MercedesBenz

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Carmakers are rushing to provide their vehicles with increasing ability to pilot themselves. But the race can create confusion among about just what “autonomous driving” really means.

SAE International has developed precise definitions for six levels of driving automation ranging from zero (100% human control) to five (0% human control). Barbara Wendling, a principal engineer with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, explains the terminology.

Click HERE to read the article.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Toyota’s e-Commerce/Mobility Platform

    Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., said at CES today that his goal is to transform Toyota from being a car company to becoming a mobility company.

  • The Local Motors Approach

    This is the 3E. A design by the renowned automotive designer Camilo Pardo, the man behind many striking designs, including the ‘05/’06 production Ford GT.

  • Engineering the Elio

    Elio Motors is something of a brash company.