Autonomous Care Safety Group Proposes Human Operator Training and Oversight

November 14, 2019

(CNET) – Self-driving cars are basically in the Wild West right now. Sure, there are some federal guidelines, but mostly, it’s patchwork stuff that varies from state to state. The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium was founded by US automakers to try and change that. The group’s latest proposal surrounds human operators and best practices for those tasked with overseeing Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving cars. These are the autonomous cars that (when working perfectly) do not need any human assistance, but their development requires people who can take control if they begin to malfunction. The group’s best practices include what companies should look for in a human test driver, their training and how to oversee a test driver’s performance.