Challenges and Approaches to Realizing Autonomous Vehicle Safety

An overview of testimony by Nidhi Kalra submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on February 14, 2017.

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  • How California Is Trying to Keep Autonomous Vehicle Development on Track

    Apr 10, 2017

    Nidhi Kalra

    California's Department of Motor Vehicles recently proposed new regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Will this help retain the state's status as a testing and deployment ground for the technology, and will it make California safer?

  • Realizing Autonomous Vehicle Safety

    Feb 14, 2017

    Nidhi Kalra

    Autonomous vehicles hold enormous promise for transportation safety. But feasible, sound methods of testing need to be developed. In the meantime, policymakers should work to foster the development of self-driving vehicles while lowering their risks.

  • Don't Rely on Test-Driving Alone to Assess Autonomous Vehicle Safety

    Jan 9, 2017

    Americans drive three trillion miles a year, causing one death every 100 million miles. To prove that autonomous vehicles are safer than humans, they would have to be test-driven astronomical distances. Regulators should pursue other ways of reducing uncertainty about AV safety.

  • Driving to Safety: Autonomous Vehicle Questions, Answered

    Oct 25, 2016

    A recent RAND report found that test-driving autonomous vehicles is not a feasible way to determine when they will be safe enough for consumer use. This resulted in a lot of questions.