Wayve paper: “Reimagining an autonomous vehicle”

The self driving challenge in 2021 is this century’s technological equiv- alent of the space race, and is now entering the second major decade of develop- ment. Solving the technology will create social change which parallels the inven- tion of the automobile itself. Today’s autonomous driving technology is laudable, though rooted in decisions made a decade ago. We argue that a rethink is required, reconsidering the autonomous vehicle (AV) problem in the light of the body of knowledge that has been gained since the DARPA challenges which seeded the industry. What does AV2.0 look like? We present an alternative vision: a recipe for driving with machine learning, and grand challenges for research in driving.