Transport360 – Q1/2019 issue. PAVE the way for public acceptance of automated vehicles worldwide

Transport 360

I make no apology for opening this issue with the topic of regulation. It’s not dull, it’s mission-critical for this industry to carry the public along in developing automated vehicles (AVs).

We need protective regulations in parallel with exciting technologies, for the quickest way of alienating the public and squandering the AV’s enormous opportunities would be a series of accidents due to poor legislation and standards. At a mobility conference session during CES in January, Gary Shapiro, president & CEO of Consumer Technology Association (CTA, the Las Vegas show organisers), told delegates, “(Driverless mobility’s) promise lies in its ability to improve lives, make roads safer and more accessible.”

IoT Now welcomes the recent launch of PAVE (Partners for Automated Vehicle Education), backed by (among others) Audi, Daimler, Intel, CTA, NVIDIA, and Toyota. Oliver Cameron, CEO and cofounder of Voyage, commented, “Public trust is crucial to the rollout of self-driving cars. It’s crucial we all come together and tell folks why selfdriving cars are safe and why they’re important.”

“There’s a line between underregulation and over-regulation,” commented Amnon Shashua, president & CEO of Mobileye. “No-one wants over-regulation, but I think here in the US we’re in a state of under-regulation. The point is to find the (…) right kind of regulation that is needed in order to steer the industry and provide public support. PAVE is a coalition of actors to help regulatory bodies find the right level of regulation.”

This is not all that internet-connected transport offers us, of course. The IoT dangles so many positive possibilities in front of us, ranging from the benefits of vehicle telematics for drivers and insurers (Talking Heads interview, pages 64-67), to the opportunity to monetise transport data (pages 62-63). To manage expectations, we owe it to ourselves to educate the public about current limitations of IoT-enabled transport as much as the exciting opportunities. The last word goes to Deborah Hersman, CEO of the US National Safety Council, who told #CES2019, “The one thing that will trip up this industry is if the public doesn’t believe these vehicles to be safe.”

Jeremy Cowan,
editorial director, Transport360


OPEN PDF IN BROWSER

SAVE PDF ON YOUR DEVICE

RECENT ARTICLES

Scality and HPE GreenLake accelerate on-prem cloud services to keep data sovereign

Posted on: May 24, 2022

London, UK. 24 May 2022 – Scality has announced the availability of its Scality S3 Object Storage on the HPE GreenLake Cloud Services platform to accelerate on-prem cloud services for customers who want to retain their data sovereignty, scale easily and manage costs. The two companies are committed to solving the greatest data challenges across the

Read more

Welbilt KitchenConnect launches the smart restaurant ecosystem for the foodservice industry

Posted on: May 24, 2022

Welbilt, Inc., a provider of commercial equipment and cloud device management for the foodservice industry, is proud to announce the launch of the Smart Restaurant Ecosystem. The ecosystem is powered by the digital companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) space that will empower its homegrown cloud platform for connected restaurant equipment, KitchenConnect.

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more