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Megatrends - Connectivity and Automation Expanding the Boundaries of Personal Mobility: Technology Leadership Brief
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 08, 2012 by SAE International in United States
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Event: SAE Convergence 2012
Personal mobility is being transformed by the advent of vehicle connectivity and automation. While significant individually, their interrelationships promise to bring unprecedented levels of traffic efficiency. Car-makers are talking about a crash-less society and transportation engineers are talking about the end of congestion - a tall order indeed: can this really be?
In this decade we can expect to see the effects of sensor-based active safety systems bringing the crash rate down, as these technologies continue to expand across a wider range of vehicle models. Connectivity for infotainment purposes is already a major market driver, and control assist for convenience purposes is laying the groundwork for semi-automated and automated driving. Direct vehicle-vehicle connectivity opens up new capabilities.
What is the government role in these developments - an essential player or a bystander? How can they enable or inhibit market activity in these domains? This paper addresses these questions and takes a look at the players and issues across the major market areas.