A good perspective on Nissan's plan to use remote drivers to accelerate the transition to vehicles which require no (on-board
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/nissans-s ... operation/
...But Nissan has a solution: a call center with human meatbags ready to take command via remote control...
That's an odd idea. I guess I have trouble imagining the following:
1) That each autonomous vehicle would have the uplink data rate to provide enough data to a remote operator. If I am not mistaken, this is one of the real limitations the military has with operating a large squadron of remotely-controlled drones.
2) That a human operator would be able to achieve enough situational awareness quickly enough in a situation in which the robot got confused to be able to safely move things forward. In many cases, I suspect there would already have been an accident before the human could get himself/herself oriented.
3) That this will prove to be somehow better than just using fully-autonomous software at any stage of development.
As such, I doubt they will ever field this with actual customers.