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Source: No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are Tesla's Autopilot and other automotive safety features are involved in plenty of car crashes. But thanks to spotty data, it's still not clear how many, or...

Push for new body to probe ‘half-human’ vehicle crashes

Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/push-for-new-body-to-probe-half-human-vehicle-crashes-20220323-p5a76p.html Australia should set up a US-style investigation body to examine road incidents involving automated vehicles, two experts say, after a woman who claimed to be driving a Tesla in...

Britain moves closer to a self-driving revolution

Changes to The Highway Code will help ensure the first wave of self-driving vehicles are used safely on UK roads. government sets out changes to The Highway Code to ensure the first self-driving vehicles are introduced safely on UK roads changes clarify drivers' responsibilities in self-driving...

British experts to develop world’s first rating system for autonomous cars

Source: Wales247.co.uk The world's first rating system for the safety of autonomous cars is being developed by accident experts in Britain. Crash testers at Thatcham Research outside Reading have worked with global systems engineers, car makers and the Law Commission to draw up the safety...

IIHS creates safeguard ratings for partial automation

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is developing a new ratings program that evaluates the safeguards that vehicles with partial automation employ to help drivers stay focused on the road. The safeguards will be rated good, acceptable, marginal or poor. To earn a good rating, systems...

Volvo Cars to debut autonomous driving Ride Pilot feature in California

Source: Autonomous Vehicle Volvo Cars customers in the state of California will be the first to be able to take advantage of its unsupervised autonomous driving feature, Ride Pilot, following the completion of an extensive testing program. The new feature will enable drivers to free up...

Automated technology rather than driverless cars is Government priority

Fleet News reports: The Government is increasingly using the term automated technology rather than full driverless cars when referring to the options for use on public roads, according to Isobel Pastor, head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) at the Department for...

How driverless cars will change our world

Source: BBC = How driverless cars will change our world It's a late night in the Metro area of Phoenix, Arizona. Under the artificial glare of street lamps, a car can be seen slowly approaching. Active sensors on the vehicle radiate a low hum. A green and blue 'W' glows from the windscreen,...

Intelligent Speed Assistance specifications officially published

Source: European Transport Safety Council The world's first regulatory standard for Intelligent Speed Assistance technology has been published in the official journal of the European Union , the final legal step before mandatory fitment in new types of vehicle from next July. ETSC is calling...

LexisNexis Risk Solutions provide critical insights on the impact of ADAS on the topic of loss cost

Independent research has shown that ADAS features can be linked to a reduction in collisions. Accordingly the insurance industry has shown keen interest in understanding their impact as a 'loss cost'. Research findings from LexisNexis Risk Solutions provide critical insights on the impact of...

European Space Agency car platooning project to begin live trials in 2022

Source: Traffic Technology Today The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed its passenger car platooning project will move into a live trials phase in Q1 2022, in collaboration with European automotive engineering consultancy, Horiba Mira and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)...

Audi's Year-Long Deployment of C-V2X Technology in Virginia Shows Real-World Safety Benefits for Drivers & Roadside Workers

Source: Future Car Audi's year-long deployment of next-generation cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technologies in Virginia to help improve safety in highway work zones has yielded a wealth of new insights and safety benefits for drivers, passengers, and vulnerable roadside workers, the...

Zenzic and Thatcham Research reveal plans for Automated Driving System consumer ratings

SOURCE: Thatcham Research UK leads development of future independent consumer safety rating scheme World-first consumer rating to support the safe introduction, adoption and use of Automated Driving Systems on UK roads - starting with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) Project brings...

Automated Driving System consumer ratings

Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, has announced funding for a proof-of-concept consumer safety rating for Automated Driving Systems , via Thatcham Research and CAM Testbed partners. Initially, the independent rating will focus on Automated...

Communications Technologies and Road Safety in the 2020s - A Positioning Paper

TERMINOLOGY 3G, 4G, 5G - third, fourth, fifth generation mobile communications networks  ADAS - advanced driver assistance systems  CAM - connected and automated mobility  CAV - connected and automated vehicle  CCAV - UK government Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles  V2V, V2I,...

Project Endeavour autonomous vehicle trial heads to Birmingham

Source: Intelligent Transport Project Endeavour arrives in Birmingham this week, with the UK's second largest city hosting the next phase of autonomous vehicle trials on public roads. The trials offer the Project Endeavour partners the opportunity to refine local deployment approaches as well...

Stock take: Legal groundwork laid for self-driving cars on UK roads

Source: Autocar The UK government is developing legislation to permit autonomous cars to drive on public roads, which will address a range of issues such as insurance, liability and cybersecurity and establish a legal framework to govern driverless vehicles. Known as the Automated and Electric...

The Promise and Peril of Self-Driving Cars in Cities

Source: Motherboard Tech by Vice.com For most people, self-driving cars are not real. They are theoretical devices hyped in the media and by investors hoping to cash in at some future date when the technology matures, a date which continues to be indefinitely postponed. But for Brian...

Autonomous Vehicle Safety: Pedestrian Detection in the Spotlight

Source: Autonomous Vehicle Safety Intellias has released a report on how technology can enhance pedestrian detection to ensure autonomous vehicle safety within populated urban environments. With urbanization on the rise, cities are experiencing increased car traffic alongside an increasing...

Government to allow use of “self-driving” tech on UK roads this year

Source: https://www.roadsafe.com/resources/website/?link=governmenttoallowuseofselfdrivingtechonukroadsthisyear&version=current The Government has confirmed it will legalise the use of 'self-driving' driver assistance systems before the end of the year. Under the new proposals, drivers of...

5G and mobile edge computing trial to improve safety for everyone sharing the road

Source: https://www.smartcitiesworld.net/news/5g-and-mobile-edge-computing-trial-to-improve-safety-for-everyone-sharing-the-road Honda and Verizon are researching how 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) could help improve safety for connected and autonomous vehicles.In partnership with the...

Bosch turns connected devices into personal guardian angels

Bosch turns connected devices into personal guardian angels with Help Connect - an app for automatic emergency assistance - on the road and at home. Integrated solution: Help Connect combines automatic accident detection, emergency call function, and personal emergency response system Now...

Connectivity is Key to Advancing Safety for Everyone Sharing the Road

Source: Connectivity is Key to Advancing Safety for Everyone Sharing the Road Over the last few years, we have witnessed extraordinary advances in technology that are revolutionizing vehicle safety. There's a great deal of well-deserved excitement in the media for the onset of autonomous...

Safety Case Framework - Zenzic

The Safety Case Framework: Guidance Edition provides direction for the safe testing and trialing of connected and automated mobility (CAM) in the UK. Authored by HORIBA MIRA, TRL and WMG, and compiled by Zenzic, it aims to help trialling organisations and reviewers save time and money, with a...

UK’s CAM hub Zenzic announces new guidance for self-driving vehicle trials

Source https://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news/autonomous-vehicles/uks-cam-think-tank-zenzic-announces-new-code-of-practice-for-self-driving-vehicle-trials.html Zenzic - the public-private collaboration to promote connected and autonomous mobility (CAM) in the UK - has today announced the...

Connected and autonomous vehicle projects in the UK

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Innovate UK have published a series of case studies of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) projects in the UK. They include case studies detailing: Europe's first full-sized autonomous bus. Nissan LEAF completes self-navigated 230 mile...

Driver training for future automated vehicles

Source: The RAC Foundation. A new study by the University of Nottingham and the RAC Foundation suggests that behavioural training for drivers is paramount for the transition into the next stage of automated vehicles, known as level 3 automation. A team from the University's Human Factors...

The road to an autonomous future: within reach, or a tantalizing mirage?

Story by Kevin Roberts for Automative World. The rapid rate of innovation on technologies such as artificial intelligence has shifted the narrative regarding autonomous vehicles (AVs) from whether such vehicles are even possible, to how fast companies can bring commercially viable AVs to...

BSI sets the standard for CAV test safety

BSI has released a new specification setting out minimum requirements for managing safety during development testing and when trialling automated vehicles both on and off public roads. The organsisation produced the specification PAS 1881 Assuring Safety of Automated Vehicle Trials and Testing...

AI Self-Driving Cars Need To Cope With Human Drivers On The Roadways, Including Drivers With Dementia

Do you know someone that seems to be progressively forgetting things and their mind cannot remain focused on matters at-hand? Typically, regrettably, as we get older, humans tend to genuinely have a kind of mental decay and their brains sadly begin to deteriorate. There are an estimated 5...

Remote tyre pressure monitoring system to improve CAV safety

Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has developed a solution to remotely monitor the tyre pressure of an unoccupied vehicle in preparation for the widespread deployment of self-driving mobility services. In a crucial step towards ensuring the safety of connected and...

Conditions needed to make autonomous fleets safer

The excitement around the prospect of safe, self-driving vehicle fleets soon appearing on our roads is rising. Many large organisations such as Tesla and Ford are taking interest in making autonomous fleets safer, and the worldwide autonomous vehicle market is estimated to be worth around US$54...

Evaluation of the driVR young road user education intervention

While students enjoy using VR and find it engaging, limited or one-off exposure to road safety education is unlikely to bring about ‘meaningful changes in attitudes’, according to evaluation of a Scottish road safety programme. driVR is a 50-minute classroom intervention, aimed at 16-18 year...

DfT seeks to capitalise on its 'autonomous ready' vision.

Story by Domnic Browne. The Department for Transport (DfT) is working on plans to provide local authorities with more financial flexibility on capital and revenue spending, as it seeks to make local roads 'autonomous vehicle ready'. Speaking at a session of the Transport Select Committee,...

EU agrees on provisional deal on new vehicle safety standards for 2022

This week the EU agreed a provisional deal on new vehicle safety standards for 2022. One of the new requirements is to fit an overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) system as standard. The ISA will support drivers to drive within the speed limit and is part of a package of vehicle safety...

Debunking the myths of driverless cars

Story by David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab for techradar.pro. The Department for Transport claimed it wants to see fully autonomous cars tested on UK roads by 2021 . Astonishingly, this expectation was set out after several fatal crashes in Arizona, outlining a very real...

How effective curb-side management can help cities solve challenges

Intelligent Transport spoke with Adam Warnes, Khristian Gutierrez and Anil Mahendra from Passport to learn how cities can address wider policy goals, like tackling congestion and poor air quality, by better managing their curb-side operations. Click here to find out more.

Automated Driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers, study reveals

Research launched today shows that 71% of drivers around the world believe they can purchase a self-driving car right now. The astonishing finding is just one of many worrying perceptions uncovered by the study, which also showed that one in 10 drivers would be tempted to have a nap while using...

Road to Zero Update

2018 has been an extremely busy year for OLEV so far, with publication of the Government’s Road to Zero strategy in July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act passing into the statute book, and the UK’s International Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in September. To read the full update on...

Automated Driving Systems: Understanding Future Collision Patterns

This study considered a scenario where traditional and autonomous vehicles coexist on UK roads – looking specifically at one and two vehicle collisions. It concluded 22% of collisions – in which one of the vehicles was replaced by a ‘level 4’ automated vehicle – could be avoided. This type of...