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John McDermid pens article for The Conversation

Posted on 21 August 2020

Professor John McDermid has written a response to Elon Musk’s recent assertion that his company Tesla will have fully autonomous cars ready by the end of 2020.

McDermid's article in The Conversation focuses on five reasons why fully self-driving cars haven’t yet reached the market.

The Assuring Autonomy International Programme is a £12million partnership between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York that's working with an international community of developers, regulators, researchers and others to ensure the public can benefit from the safe, assured and regulated introduction and adoption of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS).

The Programme is addressing core technical issues underlying the assurance of RAS, supporting industrial demonstrator projects, delivering training and education and creating an online Body of Knowledge that will reflect the evolving state-of-practice in assuring and regulating RAS.

McDermid is Director of the Assuring Autonomy International Programme which is part of the Department of Computer Science.

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