Can AI save lives in traffic?

Name: Gerben Feddes
Organisation: RDW
Abstract:

Right now, all legislation is based on the fact that a driver in a vehicle is a human.

But when software takes over all driving tasks from humans, a self-driving car will need to get a drivers license.

We should therefore aim to gain insight into how (self-learning) software can exhibit safe and predictable driving behavior on the public roads.

And if an accident occurs, can we then track back how the software made its decisions to - for example - break, evade or accelerate?

With traditional 'if-then' software, this is doable. For AI however, this is the question.

This is something that we, at RDW, do not have a clear vision on.

And this brings a related question for the audience: is AI capable of saving lives in traffic?"

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