What You Might Not Know About Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Critical considerations pertinent to connected autonomous vehicles, such as ethics, liability, privacy, and cybersecurity, do not share the same spotlight as the CAVs’ benefits. Although CAVs’ abilities to reduce the number of fatal accidents and to consume less fuel receive most of the attention, the vehicles’ challenges are equally worthy of discussion.

In a trio of IEEE Standards Association webinars—now available on demand— experts discuss issues surrounding autonomous mobility, topics not often covered in the mainstream news media.

Ethical concerns
When it comes to ethics, the main focus seems to be on how artificial intelligence helps a CAV recognize people, objects, and traffic situations…

Assigning liability
If a CAV is involved in or causes a serious accident, who is at fault? The vehicle, the human driver, or the manufacturer? Clearly, if the vehicle has a manufacturing defect that’s not addressed with a recall, then the manufacturer should assume a greater level of responsibility…

Privacy considerations and traffic law changes
Privacy and cybersecurity issues have become ubiquitous in every application with CAVs, posing their own concerns, as mentioned in the Risk-Based Methodology for Deriving Scenarios for Testing Artificial Intelligence Systems webinar.

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