Driverless cars have an Achilles Heel - the humble road sign
Confusing driverless cars is becoming a sport. Even before the high-profile case of a 35 mile an hour sign confusing a Tesla, there was real concern that the humble road sign could be a genuine and potentially dangerous ‘Achilles Heel’ in the world of driverless cars. It is, after all, vital that driverless cars read road signs accurately – all the time. These examples show just how important it is to be 100% reliable when it comes to deep learning systems. The danger is that when it comes to driverless cars, the stakes are just too high.