Mercedes' driverless cars need human intervention approximately every 2.08km (1.3 miles), and other makes are totally reliant on frequent switching to manual, according to figures from the Californian Department for Motor Vehicles.
The "disengagement reports" (the times an autonomous car was taken over by the human tester) of the major autonomous vehicle companies that test on the US Golden State's highways and byways are available on California's DMV's website. Driverless tests take place in several other US states, but there is no equivalent law in these places.Not all autonomous car software is a wretched as Mercedes', but not one is truly autonomous - even the best performance showed dozens and dozens of disengagements.
Color me unimpressed. And today's Dilbert cartoon is funny in a "Ha Ha Only Serious" way:
Hat tip to the Queen Of The World for the Dilbert sighting. As she pointed out, "Right up your alley!"