When Level 4 autonomous vehicles – those with the ability to drive without human control – get into a jam because road conditions have suddenly changed due to construction, accidents or other complexities, that’s when Phantom Auto’s remote control “teleoperation” system helps out.
A remote technician seated at a multiscreen Phantom console, with a steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedals, assesses the situation via the car’s cameras over a cellular network connection and drives it out of the situation.
“The biggest barrier to deployment of AVs right now is public acceptance,” cofounder and chief strategy officer Elliot Katz said. “For a century we’ve only thought that humans drive cars. Now we’re doing a complete 180, but most people aren’t ready to completely accept the fact that their lives are in the hands of a machine.”
Read the article at Forbes.