FISITA World Automotive Summit
Can autonomous vehicles make traffic accidents a thing of the past?
Thought of as little more than science fiction by many people until recently, momentum is now building behind the topic of autonomous vehicles. Automakers and governments alike see the chance to realise transformational benefits in safety and environmental performance as well as a pathway to a lucrative new market.
The 2013 FISITA World Automotive Summit took a closer look at the challenges and opportunities presented by the self-driving car. As well as the engineering requirements of smart vehicles and smart infrastructure, speakers and delegates discussed the legal, regulatory, insurance and human factors challenges. An exceptional panel of world experts led the discussion, helping to form an objective view of the true safety and market potential of these exciting new technologies – especially how (and when) they will gain mainstream acceptance.