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Increased automation is already improving road safety
Richard Cuerden considers how many of the technologies developed as part of a move toward autonomous vehicles are already being deployed as ADAS improve road safety. The drive to create autonomous vehicles has caused a re-evaluation of what is needed to safely navigate today's roads and the development of systems that can replace the driver in many scenarios. However, many manufacturers are...
Agencies in pursuit of high-speed WIM accuracy
Alan Dron looks at where WIM is heading in the near future. As Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) systems grow in sophistication and accuracy, they are increasingly being used in more active roles to help ensure road safety through enforcement action against overweight vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles will not prevent half of real-world crashes
Alan Thomas of CAVT looks at the reality behind the safety claims fuelling the drive towards autonomous vehicles. The case for autonomous vehicles (AVs) is usually made by saying 90% of crashes are caused by driver error, so remove the driver and you avoid 90% of crashes. However, this simplistic approach ignores the real-world causes of collisions and fails to acknowledge the challenges...