🤓🛣 An AI system gets its license - All about teleoperated driving
Everyone is talking about the future of autonomous driving, even though it doesn't fully work yet.
🚗 Even in already extensively autonomous car models, there are some "bugs" that haven't quite been fixed yet.
Some cars detect and show people on their display where there aren't any, or that the truck in front of you is heading straight for you. Other systems don't register oncoming things and vehicles at all and head straight for them instead of taking evasive action.
Something even the dumbest driver would do, as Steve Wozniak put it so nicely in his panel at DigitalX. 😂
📚 So, until cars can really drive independently, the AI involved first has to get through a few driving lessons before it passes its driving test. For the time being, it takes over driving only step by step.
In this case, the equivalent of driving school is the so-called "teleoperated driving": Here, vehicle sensors record the vehicle's surroundings and forward the collected information to the so-called "operator" via a mobile network.
The operator supports the car's journey from an external station and, in case of a problem, suggests solutions to the vehicle to help it learn from the scenario.
The car then continues to drive on its own - i.e. autonomously. Basically, like a driving instructor with his or her trainees.
So what will mobility look like in the future? Autonomous cars - okay. But what about air mobility? Shared mobility? Autonomous shared mobility? What are the challenges for the future?
💡 We talked about all these things with Marian Meier-Andrae, Chief Business Development Officer at MIRA GmbH, and with founder and COO of Kitty Hawk, Chris Anderson, at Digital X in Cologne and got some exciting insights.
How do you envision the future of mobility?