Re: Testing in Oxford
This actually makes me think Oxbotica stand a chance of coming up with something decent.
Most of the other automonomous car developers are focusing on the US at the moment, with all their grid layouts, generally well laid out roads, and wide freeways, that's like driving on easy mode compared to many towns in the UK built on ancient road layouts with narrow roads and terrible junctions.
If Oxbotica can nail driving in places like Oxford or here in Bath then I'll consider it a solved problem. The day an AI can figure out the junction near me that's a five way offset cross-roads (one of which is single lane), on a steep hill, on a bend, with sod-all visibility for the steepest road, I'll be properly impressed.
If it can then make it along the busy street with cars parked on both sides, working out who's turn it is to get out of the way, without getting bullied into staying put forever, that's the day the machines take over the world.