SAE’s vehicle automation classification system is bunk — it’s time for a fresh start

SAE’s vehicle automation classification system is bunk — it’s time for a fresh start

March 8, 2021 Off By OUHBsujLSQ

I didn’t want to have to do this, but we need to talk. The levels of automation thought up by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are not what you think. It’s probably time that we let them go. Human-machine interaction researcher Liza Dixon summed up the reason why quite clearly in a Tweet yesterday. In short, the main problem is that they’re way more complicated, and nuanced than carmakers — and the media, I admit — ever acknowledge. This is Section 8.3 of @SAEIntl J3016 This is the document where the famous blue & green chart of SAE Levels…

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