A note from ITE International
Director Jeff Paniati
So much is happening right now on the driverless car front that it is hard to keep up. Here are three of the more interesting articles that I read recently. I thought each of them did a good job of painting a picture of the future, but also in highlighting the challenges in getting there - from both a technical and regulatory perspective. Clearly, there is tremendous opportunity ahead with automated and connected vehicles, but a lot of work to do by many parties - public and private - to get there.
- How Google is Shaping the Rules of the Driverless Road
- Self-Driving Car Advocates Say Feds Should Set Rules
- Pennsylvania DOT Looking at Challenges of Self-Driving Technology
One more interesting piece - a recent study by the RAND Corporation:
Driving to Safety: How Many Miles of Driving Would It Take to Demonstrate Autonomous Vehicle Reliability?
by Nidhi Kalra, Susan M. Paddock
Quite technical in its statistical analysis, this effort points out the difficulties that will be encountered in evaluating the safety of autonomous vehicles. I found the discussion and conclusions on pages 10-11 to be of most interest. Particularly the need for "adaptive regulations."
ITE Executive Director and CEO