An overview of the challenges that come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self-driving vehicles, as well as the potential opportunities in dealing with these challenges.
Almost everyone who has driven a vehicle with ADAS enabled has a story to tell, and those stories almost always involve some unexpected behavior. Anyone who follows the news has unfortunately seen the stories about terrible accidents, some even fatal, involving these new systems. This is in stark contrast to previous advances in driver assistance systems, such as anti-lock brakes or electronic stability control, which were met with near universal praise.
Several examples of these new challenges are presented and explored for their underlying causes, and legal issues that are arising as a result of this imperfect interaction between driver and vehicle are examined. Potential remedies, and the corresponding opportunities for consultants and start-ups are also discussed.