Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you’re aware that autonomous cars are now a thing. The technology is still in relative infancy, but most of the major OEMs, Tier 1 automotive suppliers, and many of the big tech companies—not to mention plenty of startups—have been telling us that we should expect self-driving vehicles to show up (in some geofenced areas) within the next five years. But as often happens, getting the technology in place is only one part of the puzzle. Society has to be ready for it, too. In the case of autonomous cars, both the general public and regulators are going to need to know the cars are safe. And that was the precise reason that Audi brought Jack to Washington DC earlier this month.
Jack has been doing some stellar work for Audi, but he’s not an employee; he’s an AI-controlled car. He was in town to show off his abilities to law makers in Congress, but during his time there, Ars also got to experience his skills.
Source: Ars Technica