Renault, Nissan join Waymo in exploring driverless services

Renault, Nissan join Waymo in exploring driverless services

Renault SA, its Japanese partner Nissan Motor and tech giant Alphabet’s Waymo are exploring a partnership to develop and use self-driving vehicles to transport people and goods in France and Japan. The initial agreement among Waymo, Renault and Nissan aims to ’develop a framework for deployment of mobility services at scale’.

Timothy
Timothy
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 1 year

We’re still a long way from true driverless cars because we don’t yet have AI that can make up a completely new solution to a problem. Computers are very good rule followers (if A happens do B, etc), but they are not creative, they can’t think up new solutions to problems they haven’t seen before. That’s necessary for a driver because when a accident/obstacle/surprise happens in front of you it’s likely going to be too complex for an AI to truly know how to avoid it. Humans are just rational and creative enough to have a better chance despite our far slower reflexes.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

Great now vehicles of peace won't even have to be driven by the fanatics anymore. They will be able to drive a victim into a crowd of people. How convenient.

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