Lessons from aviation: “Carmakers should eliminate Level 3 in automated driving!”

In civil aviation, automation has reduced workload and stress for pilots, while making flying one of the safest ways to travel. Can these safety lessons apply to autonomous cars – especially with regard to how we as drivers will interact with them? We spoke to a human factors expert to get answers.

When Captain Marc Dubois stumbled into his cockpit after a quick nap, he was met with a scene of chaos. His aircraft was shaking so heavily it was impossible to read its instruments. Jarring alarms. The shrieking voices of his two junior co-pilots. A plummeting altitude.

Based on the final report, this is how one might imagine the last moments preceding one of the most harrowing accidents in aviation history. It’s an important case that is still taught to freshman pilots.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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