There’s by no means a boring second on this trade. The expertise is advancing (see examples right here and right here), authorities laws are being developed (see replace on U.S. laws right here), and new partnerships proceed to be shaped (e.g., Ford teaming with Walmart and Postmates). New demonstration and testing actions are cropping up every day (see examples right here and right here) and the media continues to cowl all of this with unwavering dedication! It’s an thrilling time.
Business is advancing their pursuits whereas governments – internationally and in any respect ranges – are struggling to maintain up. The query of requirements creeps into most of the discussions; nevertheless, there was little agreed-upon. The subjects that typically are mentioned as needing requirements embody: security (on the whole), cybersecurity, knowledge privateness, linked autos (DSRC), signage, and even requirements on how the autos talk with different street customers. These are all big subjects independently and the implications of those requirements, most of the time, may have implications for a lot of industries (not simply the driverless trade).
Who ought to set up these requirements? Seemingly, it is sensible for the federal government to take the lead as a impartial third occasion representing the larger good. Then again, trade is getting patents for all points of the driverless expertise, together with, for instance, pedestrian communication instruments (see hyperlink right here), which might affect requirements. Ford can be growing their very own customary for the way driverless autos talk with different street customers, however they’re encouraging the trade to undertake them (see hyperlink right here). There are additionally examples the place authorities works with trade teams and requirements organizations (e.g., linked automobile requirements or cybersecurity framework…not requirements!). And right here’s one other instance: the RAND Company, on the request of Uber’s Superior Expertise Group, developed an “firm impartial framework for AV security” (hyperlink right here).
I’m certain we’ll proceed to see each number of strategies to growing requirements. My hope is that requirements should not developed too late within the expertise improvement course of, the requirements could be agreed-upon by most stakeholders, and that the requirements don’t restrict innovation or development. What are your ideas on how/when requirements must be developed?
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