Bryan Reimer Argues Against "Level 3" Autonomous Vehicles in Article for Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine

by Adam Felts

AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides his perspective as part of an article titled "New Insistence for Driver Assistance," published in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine.

Dr. Reimer argues that "level 3" autonomous vehicles - the phase of driver assistance technology characterized by frequent "handoffs" between an autonomous driving system and a human operator - will be dangerous and confusing for humans. "There is no need for level 3," Reimer flatly asserted. "Level 3 systems are likely only to enhance confusion even more." Instead, he advocates a push from "level 2" to "level 4" autonomous vehicles, the latter phase being characterized by fully automated driving under most external conditions.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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