Google self-driving car steering wheel dilemma makes self-driving science fiction

Brian Prentice, research vice president at Gartner presented Maverick research findings at the Garner Symposium/ITxpo and said that Google’s self-driving car project is a perfect example of why pursuing full autonomy may be neither possible nor desirable in smart machines. He says that Google’s self-driving car due to problems with machine learning and uncontrollable environments. “Human beings are still required as the final point of redundancy in an autonomous vehicle, so a fully autonomous car requires a steering wheel should a driver be required to take control,” said Mr. Prentice. “But putting a steering wheel in an autonomous car means a fully licensed, sober driver must always be in the car and prepared to take control if necessary. Not only does this destroy many of the stated benefits of autonomous…


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