Far and Away: Remote Drivers Monitor Autonomous Vehicles
- Magazine Article
Remote operators are helping autonomous shuttles and other AVs navigate through complex situations.
Teleoperation increasingly is considered as a way to augment automated-vehicle systems when they encounter situations that are difficult to analyze. Startups such as Phantom Auto, Starsky Robotics, Veniam and Designated Driver are establishing operations centers where remote drivers constantly watch for challenges that aren't easily handled by AV algorithms. Larger players such as Valeo, Uber and General Motors also are developing teleoperation strategies.