Driving trust: Paving the road for autonomous vehicles

We need to rebuild trust in autonomous vehicles – this includes public acceptance and trust between public and private sectors.
To realize the safety benefits that the technology promises, strong global collaboration is necessary.
We asked 5 industry and public sector leaders about the role of trust and collaboration in advancing AV technology and deployments.

Rebuilding Trust is the theme of the 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos. A theme that resonates both with the current state of the world at large and with the automated and autonomous vehicles (AV) sector in particular.

According to the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Mobility Confidence Index (MCI) Study, consumer confidence in autonomous vehicles in the United States dropped to 37 out of 100, marking a two-point decrease compared to the 2022 index score. This underscores that we need to rebuild trust with the general public. Similarly, we need to rebuild trust between the public and private sectors when it comes to AV deployments.

We also need to drive global trust and avoid a patchwork of global approaches with little collaboration among each other. To realize the safety benefits that the technology promises, strong global collaboration is necessary.

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