The reality check on autonomous driving

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From safety, comfort, connectivity and legislation there are many factors affecting the development of autonomous self-driving vehicles. Experts from Siemens PLM and SAE connected cars reveal what progress is being made and what challenges lie ahead.

In a recently released video, Jan van den Oetelaar, CEO of Tass international, a Siemens business, and Joe Barkai, chairman of SAE connected cars, discuss the current state of the industry and the latest developments in the race to bring self-driving cars to the road.

One of the major talking points covered is safety, with autonomous vehicle trials currently undergoing crash tests.

“If we start to develop vehicles that are automated and electrified and we start to operate them in different circumstances, what are effects on the occupant, what are they perceiving inside? Therefore, safety remains one of the key aspects as occupant safety is the ultimate goal,” said van den Oetelaar.

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