Autonomous vehicles: how much human do we need?
The evolution of artificial intelligence and the acceptance of autonomous vehicles
To provide more comfortable and safer urban mobility, vehicles with more connectivity and self-driving functionality will be required on our roads. Digital technologies will support the provision of customizable mobility packages.
As they move closer to reality, autonomous vehicles will not only play an integral role in the urban mobility ecosystem but will also support a number of new business models.
However, as these vehicles evolve through different deployment scenarios, a sophisticated – adaptive and intuitive – human-machine interface (HMI) will be imperative. This means that software and software development will become more important for the automotive supply chain than ever before.
More sophisticated, customizable and intuitive interfaces are needed
With the deployment of autonomous vehicles envisioned through the evolving shared mobility ecosystem, automakers and technology companies will need to allow customized HMI for multiple users sharing a car.
This can be done through seamless integration of various “brought-in” personal devices, personalized interior options, etc. As autonomous technology is not yet ready to handle all driving conditions, a sophisticated — adaptive and intuitive — HMI is crucial, considering factors such as distraction and complacency.
Consumer acceptance of autonomous vehicles will be facilitated by improvements in technology
Consumers will learn to fully trust autonomous technologies over time, but the fundamental question will be whether autonomous vehicles should be allowed to share the road with vehicles driven by people and other road users.
How will society grow to accept autonomous vehicles?