How Federal Policy Is Paving the Way for Driverless Cars

Automakers like Tesla, Google, and Uber are preparing for a full-fledged launch of driverless cars by 2021, prompting federal agencies to put new safety requirements and regulations in place.

Safety in self-driving vehicles hinges on two critical aspects: “good object recognition and good distance estimation,” says PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie. MacDuffie discusses the evolving landscape for driverless cars at length in this interview with Knowledge@Wharton.

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