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Commercial Vehicle On-Board Safety Systems Roundtable

Summary and Conclusions

Commercial Vehicle On-Board Safety Systems

Roundtable Report, 24 January 2019

Commercial Vehicle On-Board Safety Systems

This report analyses the impacts of increased automation of the driving task for road freight transport. It investigates the technology options from platooning to full autonomy and examines necessary policy responses. Focusing on the underlying regulatory frameworks, it asks how existing approaches can be maintained and when and how novel solutions will be needed.

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Chair's Summary

Commercial Vehicle On-Board Safety Systems Roundtable - Chair's Summary

This ITF Roundtable covered the following specific issues:

  • What CMV-specific technologies for automation exist, covering different platooning (two or more vehicles) concepts and full automation?
  • What are specific implications of the range of technology options on  infrastructure requirements and human factors?
  • In what way can such a system interact with both manually operated passengers cars and manually operated CMVs that are not part of such a scheme?
  • How can the potential wider societal and economic benefits be locked in, without risking other additional negative effects (e.g. multiple trucks close together at merging areas)?
  • How do these systems need to be regulated in order to allow safe operation; should this be driven by industry or should governments assist development?
  • What are the policy implications of heavy vehicle automation in order to ensure safe operation; how are liability, security and privacy concerns being addressed?
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