An expert at the University of Iowa’s Driving Safety Research Institute says automated driving will work the best when the strengths of humans and automation are used together. Institute deputy director, Omar Ahmad (O-mar Uh-mod), says tasks that are redundant are one example.
He says automation is best at these types of tasks.
Humans are better at making decisions about new things they encounter.
Automation has to rely on what has been programmed into it, so those unique situations cause problems.
He says if you were to put the strengths of both the human and the automation together, then you have something that’s very compelling.
He recently completed work on a study of using of how to make an automated vehicle safely navigate on Iowa’s rural roads. Ahmad says it will take some time to work out automated travel on the country’s roadways.