Among scientists, businesses and the general public there is a wide range of opinions on whether or not fully autonomous vehicles on public roads are feasible. Although these opinions range from "never ever" to "within the next 3 years", the fact of the matter is that thousands of so-called "Robot Cars" are already on global public roads for test purposes every day.
Regardless of if/when fully autonomous vehicles on public roads are feasible, it is widely accepted that they will have to share roads with human-driven vehicles, resulting in mixed traffic. Mixed traffic is expected to dominate roads for decades, imposing additional challenges for road traffic in the future. Human and robot vehicles will need to find ways to cooperate with each other on the road.
In this workshop, key experts from different disciplines will discuss the limitations of artificial and human decision making and cover possible solutions for the smooth and safe cooperation between automated and human-driven vehicles.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with these experts and comment on the challenges discussed. Researchers are encouraged to share latest research results and innovators to come up with disruptive concepts.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
- Is human behavior computable?
- What is the difference between risk and uncertainty?
- How do we align algorithmic decision making with ethical principles?
- How do we mimic deeply rooted driving styles from different cultures and world regions?
- How can human drivers communicate and interact with autonomous vehicles?
- what will the role of road operators be to manage mixed traffic? What technical capabilities will be needed?
Who should participate:
- Engineers from vehicle manufacturers and OEMs
- Automotive suppliers working on autonomous vehicle solutions
- Road operators and traffic managers
- Software and internet companies
- Public authorities
- Private and public operators (fleet managers, service providers, etc.)
- Semiconductor firms (AI platforms)
- Telecom operators