March 3, 2017Most experts agree that self-driving cars are 85 to 90 percent of the way to full autonomy. Achieving that final ten percent means "teaching" self-driving cars everything they need to know in order to operate as safely as, or safer than, human drivers. ECE's Philip Koopman plays an important role in these lessons. He and his team spend their days coming up with ways confuse, and thus teach, self-driving prototypes. While this is a time-consuming process, it's one that is extremely important. Especially when you're teaching "a shiny toy that can kill people," says Koopman in Consumer Reports. Read more.