This is a short post, but its important! I am sure I will reference it many times throughout the posts on this site.
As autonomy becomes more advanced, the Autonomous Vehicle industry has settled on 5 “levels” of autonomy to help determine just how advanced an AV is. Here they are:
This is still kind of a flexible categorization – level 2 and 3 in particular are all jumbled up, but this scale should give some guidance.