This article was originally published in VentureBeat.
I recently attended the 4th annual transportation technology conference hosted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and had the opportunity to hear firsthand where autonomous vehicles (AVs) are headed from some of the foremost thought leaders in the space. I left the conference inspired but also struck by how wide the spectrum of thought was – with believers, naysayers and even deniers (those who believe AVs will never happen) all equally confident in their positions.
If the experts were so divided, I thought, how must those with a passing interest in the field feel? With such diversity of thought, coupled with the many misconceptions and misunderstandings out there, I thought I’d summarize the conversations and meetings I’d had into a “cheat sheet” on AVs.
This guide answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the subject, presenting both the optimistic and more skeptical viewpoints to arm you with enough knowledge and insight to hold your own in your next conversation about AVs.