The boss of driver assistance system manufacturer Mobileye is warning people not to expect too much from autonomous vehicles.
The company’s CEO, Amnon Shashua, told a session at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that society cannot expect autonomous vehicles to deliver zero accident rates.
The Mobile World Daily website quotes him as saying, “Any reduction in fatalities by an order of magnitude will be a big service to society but we cannot expect zero accidents with autonomous cars – it is important to manage expectations.”
He agreed autonomous parking is “within reach” but argued “it is not exciting”, the site says. More generally on autonomous driving, he said there are two markets for such vehicles – an autopilot for car owners or shared mobility, essentially Uber but with no driver.
Mobile World reports that earlier in the same session, Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said: “I believe we will not see autonomous cars this decade. We might see them in 2020 to 2030.”