Toyota Gets It: Self-driving cars depend more on people than on engineering

I recommend reading this interview with Toyota’s Dr. Gill Pratt in its entirety. He discusses pont-by-point the challenges of a self-driving car that we consider in human factors, but don’t hear much about in the media. For example: Definitions of autonomy vary. True autonomy is far away. He gives the example of a car performing … Continue reading Toyota Gets It: Self-driving cars depend more on people than on engineering

Discussion of Human Factors on “Big Picture Science” podcast

You all know I love podcasts. One of my favorites, Big Picture Science, held an interview with Nicholas Carr (a journalist) on over-reliance in automation. The entire podcast, What the Hack, also covers computer security. To skip to the HF portion, click here. +points for mentioning human factors by name +points for clearly having read … Continue reading Discussion of Human Factors on “Big Picture Science” podcast