One of the most pressing highway safety issues we face today is helping drivers to understand the difference between autonomous driving – where the car is in control – and driver assistance features, which require an attentive driver behind the wheel. Every car for sale today requires an attentive driver.
There are many ways to think and talk about the distinction between autonomy and driver assistance, and we can communicate the core elements of the distinction simply. However, digging beneath that surface level reveals a wealth of fascinating and important dynamics.
In this PAVEcast episode, our panelists explore the differences in function, operation, design and the human role in ways that connect effective public communication with the underlying realities of these different technologies.