In Japan, there is a chronic shortage of bus crews. With irregular working hours and poor compensation, it is no wonder that recruiting is not an easy task. However, if there is no one left to drive the buses, which are public transportation, it is the users who will suffer. This would be a matter of life and death, especially for the elderly who find it difficult to drive their vehicles.
The only way to solve the bus driver shortage problem in one fell swoop is through automated driving. Although many people talk loudly about AI and automated driving here and there, it has not yet reached the practical stage. Even though there is a worldwide development race, not only among automobile manufacturers but also among other companies, I have not heard of any practical application of self-driving. All I hear about is that they are still experimenting on public roads.
Driving a car is one of the easiest of all human activities, and anyone can drive a car, regardless of academic background or athletic ability. It makes me wonder if AI, which is generally treated as a one-hit-wonder, is no good at anything.
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