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April 24, 2018

Koopman quoted on the difficulties of human operators in self-driving vehicles

As the government and different agencies are looking at the safety of self-driving vehicles, PennDOT is looking into how companies like Uber can continue to test this technology in a safe and useful way. Philip Koopman says that this task is especially difficult because it is hard for the human operator to comprehend and know what exactly the car and knows. “Being a safety driver (also known as a vehicle operator) is arguably more difficult than being a normal driver,” Koopman told The InclineRead the article.