Trusting the Tech Behind Self-Driving Vehicles
When carmakers add high-tech driver aids such as automatic braking or steering, they need to make sure such systems clearly signal the car’s occupants about when they’re working and what they’re doing, says a recent study by Mitsubishi Electric.
Respondents have high trust in adaptive cruise control, which automatically slows and accelerates as a human would, says Gareth Williams, Mitsubishi Electric’s director of advanced development. But he notes they’re very leery of automatic lane keeping. That’s because such systems tend to wander within the lane, making it unclear to the driver whether the technology is functioning correctly.
Williams also says carmakers need to agree on icons and descriptions for high-tech features, so operators know what such systems can, and cannot, do.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.
To know that 3,000 cars have been delivered since October 2015 would undoubtedly result in a shrug: in 2017 Toyota delivered 387,081 Camrys, so that 3,000 is less than one percent, and this is in one year, not just over two.
Elio Motors is something of a brash company.