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    Data Tracking for Autonomous Cars

    October 30, 2017
    Automotive practice group chair, Aaron Jacoby recently spoke with San Fernando Valley Business Journal about several topics pertaining to autonomous vehicles, including how a small company located in Northridge, CA is developing a “black box” for the autonomous or driverless vehicle market. This “black box” would be the same idea as what is on an airplane, in that it would be a data and video collecting device that would be used as an analysis tool to improve the performance of the AI engine and as a crash investigation tool as it would be a better eye witness than the occupants in the vehicle. Aaron spoke with the publication about how having a “black box” on driverless vehicles would prove helpful to insurance companies when setting rates or in accidents. “Let’s say they (the company) have built a better mousetrap then they’d be a competitive player in that industry, arguing that the only way to assess how well these cars are doing and any risk is to have a black box like airplanes do,” Aaron said.