Research Papers

Automated Driving: Proceed with Caution

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Category 2017 CARSP XXVII Toronto
Tags Policy and Practice, Session 2A
Author/Auteur Ian Noy
Stream/Volet Policy and Practice

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Automated vehicles are rapidly entering the automotive market. They are touted as having significant safety benefits. However, as long as a human have some role in driving, i.e., the foreseeable future, the extent of safety benefits remains speculative. This paper outlines important, yet largely overlooked, challenges that relate to fundamental human-machine symbiosis and that arise from a lack of a consistent and rationalized marketplace. Moreover, with the advent of a ubiquitous, digital, interconnected society, future vehicles will become closely coupled and interact within a system of technical, social and organizational subsystems as well as a multitude of economy- and entertainment-based systems, posing new challenges with significant safety implications. There is an urgent need to consider how to address these emerging challenges. Manufacturers, safety professionals, regulators, researchers Review of the state-of-the art Recommendations on needed research and policy.

Ian Noy