January 9, 2017ECE Associate Professor, Phil Koopman, was quoted in an article for de Volkskrant which examined the fundamental problem of self-driving vehicles: car manufacturers’ inability to prove that these vehicles are safer than standard vehicles. Nowadays, car manufacturers compete to develop the safest and most efficient autonomous vehicles. Although autonomous vehicles know how to interact with other trucks, pedestrians, and traffic lights, they don’t always know how to react when confronted by extraordinary circumstances. “It’s hard to say that systems will respond well with certainty when faced with new data,” said Koopman. Read more.