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What Is An Automatic Driver Car?

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Did you know that there are different levels of driving automation? Although self-driving is the future, it still poses some challenges and threats. Thus, the world is still not ready for full automation. In this short driving lesson guide we talk about automatic cars and how they affect one’s driving abilities.

The Levels Of Automated Driving

According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), there are six levels of driving automation. The first level is “0”, which is also called fully manual or no automation where the driver takes full control of the car. Next, level “1” is referred to as driver assistance and level “2” is partial automation.

If levels 0, 1, and 2 are monitored by people, the next levels, 3, 4, and 5 are driving levels monitored by the automated system itself. Level “3” is conditional automation where the car can control most driving tasks, while level “4” is high automation where the car controls all driving tasks. Lastly, level “5” or full automation is where the car takes full control under all conditions.

The Challenges Of Automatic Driver Cars

No matter how fully automated a car is, it still has many challenges and issues that need to be resolved. For instance, an automatic driver car may have trouble dealing with traffic conditions and laws that may vary per country or state. Additionally, accident liability can be troublesome. On top of that, there is still a complete difference between artificial and emotional intelligence.