The safety benefit of automated cars in road traffic could be significantly lower than hoped. This is the conclusion of a study by the International Transport Forum of the OECD. In the worst case, automation could even initially lead to more accidents.
Although the number of fatalities is likely to decline overall, but not in the often forecasted magnitude of more than 90%, says the paper now published. Crashes and collisions would not completely disappear even through automated driving, according to the expert panel of representatives from the automotive industry and the IT sector.
in its policy recommendations for industry and industry, the study warns automakers against promoting safety for their dedicated autonomous cars. Instead of competitive thinking, the joint development of uniform technology standards for all vehicles is in demand. In general, the security of robot cars, infrastructure and IT system must be worked together. Above all, the autonomous systems should be designed in such a way that emergency deliveries to humans are as rare as possible and then only in a safe environment.