Unsettled Topics Concerning Automated Driving Systems and the Development Ecosystem EPR2020004
With over 100 years of operation, the current automobile
industry has settled into an equilibrium with the development of
methodologies, regulations, and processes for improving safety. In
addition, a nearly $2-trillion market operates in the automotive
ecosystem with connections into fields ranging from insurance to
advertising. Enabling this ecosystem is a well-honed, tiered supply
chain and an established development environment.
Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology is a leap forward for the
existing automotive industry; now the automobile is expected to
manage perception and decision-making tasks. The safety
technologies associated with these tasks were presented in an
earlier SAE Edge Research Report, "Unsettled Technology Areas
in Autonomous Vehicle Test and Validation." In a later SAE
Edge Research Report, "Unsettled Topics Concerning Automated
Driving Systems and the Transportation Ecosystem," senior
executives from the automotive ecosystem explored the impact of AV
technology as they faced the prospect of this disruptive technology
entering their marketplace. Interestingly, stable use-models and
market penetration were all gated primarily by the demonstration of
AV safety. Building on these previous Verification and Validation
(V&V) related reports, "Unsettled Topics Concerning
Automated Driving Systems and the Development Ecosystem"
explores the open issues in the shift of the development and
supplier environment toward a new AV-enabled future.
NOTE: SAE EDGE™ Research Reports are intended to identify and
illuminate key issues in emerging, but still unsettled,
technologies of interest to the mobility industry. The goal of SAE
EDGE™ Research Reports is to stimulate discussion and work in the
hope of promoting and speeding resolution of identified issues. SAE
EDGE™ Research Reports are not intended to resolve the challenges
they identify or close any topic to further scrutiny.