Carnegie Mellon University
November 01, 2017

Koopman comments on software bugs in autonomous vehicles

While the idea of a fully self-driving car is exciting, it’s important to note just how large a role software plays in autonomous capability. And how big of a stumbling block it can be. ECE’s Philip Koopman recently told The Register that the majority of software-induced vehicle accidents should never happen. The problem seems to be that car manufactures “don’t want to spend the time to get it right,” Koopman said. This presents a new hurdle to clear before autonomous vehicles can be adopted en masse. Read more.