WaPo asks Pavlic about self-driving cars

According to an October 22 article in the Washington Post, Tesla is forging ahead with new self-driving technology, despite skepticism among some safety advocates about whether Tesla’s technology is ready — and whether the rest of the world is ready for cars that drive themselves. Self-driving is lightly regulated in the United States, and Tesla does not need permission to launch the new feature.

Ted Pavlic, assistant professor in ASU’s College of Global Futures, works with autonomous systems. Asked about whether driverless cars are truly possible, Pavlic said, “They say that it’s just around the corner, but you don’t realize that the effort to get just around the corner gets more and more and more [complicated] as you get closer to the corner.”