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Why did Germany and Mercedes-Benz Give the Green Light for L3 Autonomous Driving Together? -Part3

Now back to the first question of our article, why is Germany able to set the stage?

Germany passed the new “Road Traffic Law” (SVG) on June 21, 2017, to open the L3 autonomous driving system as early as four years ago. At that time, Germany became the first to provide this system. The second is South Korea. Currently, China has no corresponding regulations.

However, car companies are not eager to announce mass-produced vehicles even though most of them have the capabilities in the field of L3 autonomous driving. The reason is that the legal responsibilities and ethical settings are too difficult for one company to promote.

Behind this step in Germany is the result of joint promotion by the regulatory authorities and car companies.

First, in 2016, the German Federal Government established an Ethics Committee to study legal and ethical issues in autonomous driving. In June 2017, the Ethics Committee passed a final report, which contained a total of 20 ethical rules, including the fact that humans safety is always the top priority.

The Ethics Committee also stipulated strict requirements for data protection, which today also become OEMs’main concern. Especially, Daimler internalized it in the development of its automation and autonomous systems. Daimler stated that three clear principles will always apply: transparency, self-determination, and data security.

Another problem is the international legal framework: different national laws and regulations influence automobiles’ sales and manufacturing standards. As a result, Daimler became the first company to advocate the establishment of an international uniform legal framework for autonomous driving.

“Progress must not stop at national boundaries. Legislation must keep up with technological progress. Otherwise, the first innovations in automation and autonomous driving will not be on the road.” Daimler Renata Jungo Brüngger said: “Legal certainty is a prerequisite for society to accept autonomous driving. For this reason, we will soon need international coordination of the legal framework.

At present, US states and EU member states currently implement different regulations. Several agreements around the world specify the legal framework of national road traffic legislation. The most important of these is the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. However, the automated system had not been developed at that time.

Since the changes were made in March 2016, automated systems have been allowed. However, autonomous driving is not yet 100% possible, and the drivers still have to control vehicles according to the rules.

High-quality Autonomous Driving Training Data

In the current practice of artificial intelligence applications, different level of data quality demonstrates an obvious gap in the value of artificial intelligence solutions.

High-quality training data will maximize the efficiency of artificial intelligence, while low-quality AI data will be not only impossible to improve efficiency, but also will hinder the evolution of artificial intelligence to a certain extent.

Previously, the media reported that a user had a car accident while riding in a smart driving vehicle. After the investigation, it was discovered that the smart driving system failed to distinguish the difference between the white vehicle and the cloud and did not identify obstacles. The vehicle failed to brake in time, which in turn triggered tragic consequences.

In this case, the lack of accurate data on the distinction between white vehicles and the cloud is the direct factor leading to the tragedy.

Therefore, the measures to provide high-quality AI data for different scenarios and different needs have gradually become the consensus of artificial intelligence solutions.

Common Data Labeling Types Include:

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3D Point Cloud Annotation Types:

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