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COMMENT: We need to humanise autonomy to accelerate AV adoption

BY TIM SMITH AND HARSHA VARDHAN. The secret to designing the perfect autonomous car? Start with the human experience of mobility

The autonomous vehicle (AV) of 2030 will be as different to the contemporary car as the first car was to the horse and cart, its own immediate predecessor in the realm of personal transportation.

That is because AVs will draw on a different and more diverse heritage than the primarily mechanical one of Karl Benz’s Benz Patent-Motorwagen of 1885. This heritage includes not only advances made by the global automotive industry but also ideas and innovations from other fields….

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