Teleoperation Blog

  • November 24, 2021
    13 Customer Challenges That Come With Autonomy
    There is an existential issue with removing a driver from the vehicle. You simply cannot provide the 100% service availability nor a satisfactory level of customer experience, not today and not in 50 years. Human interaction is mission critical. The lack of a human behind the wheel not only means that there will be vehicle downtime due to being confused by different situations but that seemingly simple services cannot be delivered on. Read More
  • November 17, 2021
    Remote Driving: The Safety Spectrum of Teleoperation
    Over a decade ago, the major AV companies made a promise. They claimed that autonomous vehicles would by now be completely self-sufficient. Human driving was obsolete. As the years pass we continue to see how this goal is elusive, and that there will always be the need for a human to be kept in the loop. The initial response to this was remote driving. Read More
  • October 28, 2021
    Technological Gaps Holding Back Autonomy
    Every automotive tech show features multiple representatives talking about our imminent autonomous future. Next month… Next year… 2025… 2030… The underlying message is always the same -- autonomy is on the verge of being pervasive, and your children won’t even need a driver’s license. Read More
  • July 17, 2021
    Regulators Know Teleoperation is Key for Self-Driving Vehicles to Succeed
    Autonomous Driving (AD) is made possible by the harnessing of cutting-edge sensors, advanced computing, and sophisticated algorithms. Nevertheless, while some claims are being made that AVs are ready. Read More
  • July 15, 2021
    Teleoperation – Not Your Typical Video Stream
    Teleoperation, a seemingly simple capability, involves a multitude of technologies and systems in order to be implemented safely. In the first article from this series we established what teleoperation is and why it is critical for the future of autonomous vehicles (AV). Read More
  • July 7, 2021
    How Direct Control Enables Safer Teleoperation of Autonomous Vehicles
    Teleoperation – the remote monitoring and control of an autonomous vehicle – is not immune to human failings. This is why teleoperation platforms must have the built-in ability to prevent injury and death that is independent. Read More
  • July 1, 2021
    Teleoperation Over LTE is Easy, Right? Not Quite.
    As humans, the sense we rely on the most is sight. Of any sense impairment, blindness is considered the most challenging one and for good reason. This holds true for most of our daily activities and driving is certainly no exception. Read More
  • June 3, 2021
    The Success of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Depend on Teleoperation
    There is a lot of chatter right now about self-driving vehicles, which is understandable, as we stand on the threshold of an entire new world of driving. It’s not just the dream of self-driven vehicles, but also of green cars and trucks. Read More
  • March 22, 2021
    Autonomy Alone Isn’t Enough: An Intro to Teleoperation
    Who doesn’t know about self-driving cars? Perhaps the first time you heard of autonomous vehicles (AVs)—if you’re old enough to remember—was watching KITT in the Knight Rider television series. Or maybe when you saw early talks regarding a self-driving Google car. Surely you read about the fatal collision of Uber’s autonomous car. Read More
  • February 19, 2021
    Answering the Inherent Cyber-Challenges of Teleoperation
    When it comes to edge cases – fallen trees, road work, officers directing traffic, etc. – autonomous vehicles (AV) continue to remain dependent on human assistance. Read More
  • December 21, 2020
    Teleoperation: Indirect Control Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
    Self-driving technology always seems to be just beyond our grasp. Every year the leaders of this technological revolution say “soon.” The reason is a seemingly never-ending list of edge cases, situations which autonomy is incapable of handling. Hence the critical need – now and always – for safe teleoperation. Read More
  • November 24, 2020
    Implementing Teleoperation Right Now
    Self-driving cars have been all talk and very little action for nearly a decade. Operational perfection always seems “another ten years away”. This is hardly news. But there is big news on the automotive technology front. It’s called teleoperation, and it’s here to meet, and overcome challenges that autonomy cannot. Read More
  • June 26, 2020
    Teleoperation: Safety Principles and Indirect Methods of Control
    Ensuring safety in a teleoperation platform is the most important element in Ottopia’s mission. Safety is a topic that arises with all of our partners and customers. In order to share our approach with a broader audience, the Ottopia team is publishing a series of posts on the topic of teleoperation safety. Read More
  • April 9, 2020
    COVID-19: Learning Where Teleoperation Can Help
    As we watch the terrible public health and economic impact around the world of COVID-19, the Ottopia team has been inspired by the brave people in the front lines of this fight. We are listening to government officials, workers and businesses around the world. Read More
  • March 17, 2020
    Why Teleoperation Is A Game-Changer For Workforce Productivity
    Companies should be pairing up their employees with robots to boost labor productivity. Workforce productivity has stagnated in many sectors around the world. In some, like construction, productivity today is roughly what it was 40 years ago... Read More
  • December 6, 2019
    How US Regulation Markets Fuel Mobility Innovation
    The US legal system allowing states to regulate their own roads has been an important element in securing the US lead in the autonomous vehicle (AV) technology race… Read More
  • August 26, 2019
    Teleoperation: Why We Don’t Wait For 5G
    Mobility without connectivity might be almost unthinkable; or at the very least, it would seem from an entirely different era. Without an internet connection among passengers, drivers or vehicles, there would be no ride-hailing, no updated routes and ETAs... Read More
  • June 24, 2019
    The ABCs of Teleoperation
    The new age of mobility is coming. There’s much talk in the industry and popular press about the various commercial and technology trials of autonomous vehicles (AVs). While some writers mourn the end of driving as we know it; others look forward to a world free of traffic accidents… Read More
  • April 24, 2019
    Advanced Teleoperation: Unlocking the Full Potential of Level 4 Fleets Today
    We are on a path towards a world of smart autonomous mobility — a world that aims to free us from the manual act of driving, allowing us to make better use of our time as on-board passengers… Read More
  • March 13, 2019
    Not Just Safety — Also Access
    With the attention around AVs (Autonomous Vehicles) usually going to the latest technology developments — or the latest setbacks — in the space, it may be easy for some to forget the true potential of autonomous mobility… Keep Reading