Driverless Vehicles – Collaboration is key

Fully autonomous vehicles are seen as the Next Big Thing in transport.  (Photo:iStock)

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There are many questions about connected and autonomous vehicles. How should they be programmed to fit in with the infrastructure and current driving patterns? Will they change the current driving patterns? Will standardisation and regulation be needed? In his article for Smart Highways our colleague Devrim Cara, Director of PTV UK & Ireland, states that planners and engineers must work together to speed up development and maximise the benefits.

Devrim Kara, PTV Director UK & Ireland (photo: PTV)

The connected and autonomous vehicle technologies cannot be designed as a self-contained object anymore because the technology that gets built into vehicles will intensively interact with other vehicles, the infrastructure and many other possible elements in the surrounding environment,” explains the expert in his article.

Read on to find out how the cooperation between different players could look like and how our simulation tools can support them: Smart Highways – Collaboration is key