There’s by no means a boring second on this trade. The know-how is advancing (see examples right here and right here), authorities rules are being developed (see replace on U.S. rules 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 each 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; nonetheless, there was little agreed-upon. The subjects that usually are mentioned as needing requirements embrace: security (generally), cybersecurity, information privateness, related 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 smart for the federal government to take the lead as a impartial third occasion representing the larger good. However, trade is getting patents for all facets of the driverless know-how, together with, for instance, pedestrian communication instruments (see hyperlink right here), which may affect requirements. Ford can be creating 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., related 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 creating requirements. My hope is that requirements usually are not developed too late within the know-how improvement course of, the requirements will be agreed-upon by most stakeholders, and that the requirements don’t restrict innovation or development. What are your ideas on how/when requirements ought to be developed?
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