Friday, March 17, 2017

Uber’s Autonomous Cars Drove 20K Miles And Had To Be Taken Over Every Mile

YIKES! You don't have to "intervene" that much when you are teaching a teenager how to drive.

The top line: Uber’s robot cars are steadily increasing the number of miles driven autonomously. But the figures on rider experience — defined as a combination of how many times drivers have to take over and how smoothly the car drives — are still showing little progress. For example: During the week ending March 8, the 43 active cars on the road only drove an average of close to 0.8 miles before the safety driver had to take over for one reason or another.