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How to evaluate autonomous cars – audio

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A session takes place at the ITS World Congress on Thursday afternoon (8th October) looking at the vital issue of evaluating connected and automated driving.

It’s organised by Alan Stevens, Transport Research Laboratory, United Kingdom who has explained the session to Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton.

“This is a very new topic, of course, because connected automation is just coming in,” he said.  “So one of the issues is how we look at the incremental benefits of a connected service, and how we evaluate the benefit of automation… balancing the general safety benefit of automation with the specific failure you may get at certain times.”

A range of speakers from around the world will be in the session discussing to what extent, are these benefits likely to be realised and how will drivers actually behave and react?  What happens when there is a crash — are occasional tragedies something we can factor in to the benefits and costs calculations?

The session takes place at the Palais des Congrès – Room E1 & E2 between 1.30 and 3.00pm.

You can hear more about it here:


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