Where are all the autonomous cars?
When ranking autonomous vehicles (AVs), experts use a five-level system that ranges from AVs that assist human drivers with some driving tasks, to ones that drive autonomously in all situations. The descriptions of each level as defined by the NHTSA¹ are detailed below.
Level 1 Automation: Driver Assistance
AV can assist human driver with one driving task in some situations
Level 1 vehicles can perform one driving task in some situations. In most modern vehicles there exists some kind of Level 1 autonomous feature, most commonly being adaptive cruise control that monitors the speed…