The Ojo Yoshida Report
U.S. Lawyers Perpetuate Regulation Myths at The Autonomous
What’s at stake?
Germany’s recently passed autonomous-vehicle regulations earned the country bragging rights as the first in the world to bring legal certainty to Level 4 AVs, in which automated driving features do not require human intervention.
Lawyers working for the U.S. AV industry, and those looking to score political points, maintain that delayed regulations in America could hamstring automakers in the global AV race. What’s really at stake, however, is public safety. Will AV rules under development in the United States come with enough muscle to help AV manufacturers raise public confidence in the long-term safety of driverless vehicles?
Sneak Preview: Debunking Industry Narrative on AV Regulation
By Phil Koopman
Too often, I’ve read documents or listened to panel sessions that rehash misleading or just plain incorrect industry talking points regarding autonomous vehicle standards and regulations. The current industry strategy seems to boil down to “Trust us, we know what’s best,” “Don’t stifle innovation,” and “Humans are bad drivers, so computers will be better.”
That Name is More than a Game
By Ron Wilson
When Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger unveiled the company’s process roadmap in July, part of the discussion was a wholesale renaming of Intel’s future process nodes. Superficially, this might have seemed an obvious marketing trick to mitigate painful comparisons against TSMC or Samsung. But beneath the surface, the renaming reflects both a decades-old struggle and a global financial reality.
Podcast: Testing Does Not Equal Safety
Guest: Phil Koopman, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University
We asked Phil: How do you prove safety for computer-based vehicles that depend on software?
Phil responds: Testing doesn’t make you safe, it never has, and it never will. Not for software…The way you get safe is not by testing. You get there with safety engineering, doing the hazard analysis, making sure you mitigate hazards. [In short] testing doesn’t prove you safe. The testing proves that all the work [you’ve done] for safety didn’t let anything slip through.