Few technological innovations are more tantalising than self-driving cars. The prospect of autonomous vehicles transforming road safety and revolutionising how we spend our journeys seems just a few years away. Yet the same was true last year. And the year before that.
With automakers taking increasingly divergent views on the timeline to mass adoption, clarity on the future of this era-defining transition is more important than ever. How do we separate hyperbole from reality? That’s why Access Partnership has chosen autonomous vehicles as one of our Tech Policy Trends for 2023.
Every year, our industry-leading professionals provide a snapshot of their expertise across the breadth of the tech sector, leveraging their knowledge of government relations, policy analysis, and compliance and licensing to offer key predictions on 10 of the most significant developments set to occur over the next 12 months. This year’s edition offers more insight than ever.
Can Tesla be trusted following a series of false guarantees and continuously sliding timescales? Will other automakers curtail their respective ambitions? Is this the year where crucial breakthroughs are made or are more novel technological innovations set to leave this once-championed source of attention as an afterthought in the global media landscape? Our Chief Technology Officer and leading authority on tech innovation, William Webb, has the answers.
From overcoming the Level 4 hurdle to reconciling the legal and ethical implications of the Trolley Problem, major technical challenges remain before self-driving cars begin to sweep down our streets. In urban settings, complicated road layouts and large numbers of pedestrians make implementation even harder, yet self-driving taxis can already be found patrolling the streets of San Francisco and Phoenix, Beijing and Guangzhou.
Access Partnership’s Tech Policy Trends 2023 report brings objectivity and nuance to a sector dominated by wild claims and rampant speculation. To get to the heart of what our roads will look like by the end of next year, download our full report.
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