Research: safety technologies
The EC has released a report on workable and cost-effective vehicle safety measures
, recommending 19 measures that should be considered for inclusion when the General Safety and Pedestrian Safety Regulations are next reviewed and updated.
Although it has been estimated that EU vehicle regulations and standards have reduced the number of annual road deaths by 50,000, the EC says advanced safety technologies need to be available in all vehicles and across all EU countries in order to further reduce casualties.
Research: automated vehicles
The International Transport Forum
(ITF) has released a draft report giving an overview of socio-psychological factors likely to affect ride sharing of Level 4 automated vehicles, and offering recommendations to manufacturers for encouraging the public to engage with this technology.
The report discusses how to improve confidence in autonomous systems, reduce unrealistic and idealised expectations, and keep road users safe.