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Tag Archives: connected vehicles
The Need for Industry Standards in the Driverless Vehicle Industry
There’s never a dull moment in this industry. The technology is advancing (see examples here and here), government regulations are being developed (see update on U.S. regulations here), and new partnerships continue to be formed (e.g., Ford teaming with Walmart … Continue reading
Will We Ever See Level 5 (Fully Automated) Driving?
I think this gets at the heart of the “driving towards driverless” question… Vehicles that fall into SAE levels 1-4 are available today, but the leap to true fully automated driving is non-trivial. See Wired article here for SAE levels … Continue reading
Additional Federal Driverless Policy Reflections
Having now read the United States federal driverless vehicle policy in detail, I continue to be impressed. The policy document has clear guidance for safety standards and it clearly delineates a boundary between federal and state’s regulatory responsibilities. It also … Continue reading
A Few More Thoughts on the Tesla Accident
Another day passes and another batch of articles have come out regarding the recent Tesla Autopilot accident. Last week’s blog by Steve Kuciemba highlighted the potential avoidance of this crash if connected vehicle technology had been involved. I have a … Continue reading
Automation Without Connectivity – Why Take The Risk?
I’m thrilled to introduce Steve Kuciemba as my first guest blogger! Steve Kuciemba is the National Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Practice Leader for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. With nearly 30 years of experience under his belt, Steve has a unique background … Continue reading
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Driverless Cars and Speed Limits
How fast should driverless cars be allowed to drive? Driverless cars are programmed to travel at the designated speed limits on our roads. This makes complete logical sense; however, the reality is that this is a lot slower than most … Continue reading
Driverless Cars and Some Definitional Challenges
I just got back from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Detroit last week. The conference was extremely impressive – reflecting the latest and greatest from AV and CV technology developers, academic folks studying human factors and ethics, government officials testing … Continue reading
Automobiles in the Near Future (And How They Support Driverless Cars)
Driverless cars will likely not be available for at least a few years while the technology is still being developed and the regulations are just beginning to be discussed. In the meantime, technologies for automobiles are advancing. While cars now … Continue reading
Will Driverless Cars be Connected?
After attending a couple of industry events, I’m now convinced that the industry is completely confused about the relationship between driverless and connected vehicles. For this reason, I thought I’d start this blog post with some definitions. Driverless Cars: NHTSA … Continue reading
What’s the Government’s Role in Driverless Cars?
As I’ve attended more industry conferences, I’m realizing that government officials are interested in preparing for this disruptive technology, but they are not sure where to begin. I am hoping my research helps to answer that very question. In previous … Continue reading