Microsoft’s A.I. project will replace human driving instructors

A new artificial intelligence project from Microsoft aims to replace driving instructors during driving tests to ease the nerves of drivers.

Known as the HAMS project (Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety), it is essentially a smartphone mounted to the windshield with the front camera focused on the driver and the rear camera focused on the road ahead and any driving obstacles to keep track of how the driving is doing…

Instead of having a driving instructor seat in the passenger seat critiquing your every move, HAMS uses multiple sensors using features that the smartphone already has like a camera and an accelerometer at the same time. In this way, the phone can detect things like sharp braking, vehicle-to-vehicle distance, and driver distraction.