Before any of you start to pull out your hair that perhaps there is an entirely new definition or taxonomy for self-driving cars, the bottom line is that this is a relatively tame and altogether tepid set of revisions. Let me clarify, it is good nonetheless to see the rendering of various useful and erstwhile revisions having been made. The result is certainly a tidier and more approachable version of the revered standard.
No doubt about that.
On the other hand, in case you don’t already know, the reason that I earlier referred to the document as the “famous or infamous” standard is that there are some within the self-driving car industry that think the whole thing ought to be redone. Yes, start from scratch, they fervently say. There are a plethora of arguments about the number of levels of autonomy and how to best define the nature of self-driving or driverless technology.