Are self-driving cars just around the corner, or are they still stuck in the hype cycle?
News stories trumpet both the glories and the horrors of self-driving technology. Numerous pilots appear to bear out its promise, but then there are those nagging fatalities that belie it. On this episode, we get a look at the true progress and prospects of self-driving vehicles. Our guest is Dr. Leilei Shinohara, vice president of R&D with RoboSense. The company is pioneering the use of LIDAR technology, which measures the distance to a target by firing rapid pulses of laser light instead of radio or sound waves. We’ll learn what obstacles remain to the full deployment of self-driving cars and trucks, and when we might begin experiencing them as an everyday phenomenon on the nation’s streets and interstates. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
A policy brief from the Union of Concerned Scientists: “Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Driving Vehicles.”