The Auto Alliance shared its vision about the future of personal mobility and outlined some immediate steps to reach these goals at the 2018 Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting (GHSA).
Here is an excerpt from the Auto Alliance’s remarks:
“Above all, this is a team effort – we cannot achieve our future mobility goals without successful partnerships with GHSA and other affected stakeholder groups. Dialogues like the one today and that Alliance members are having on an ongoing basis are essential for the successful testing and deployment of connected and ADS-equipped vehicles.
“The Alliance vision for the future of mobility includes an automotive transportation system that leads to ever safer, cleaner and more efficient transportation for all road users. Connected and ADS-equipped vehicles will be a central part of this system, providing transportation solutions for first/last mile commuters and making difficult commutes much more pleasant. One day, such vehicles will be commonplace on our roadways and will be integrated with local infrastructure, operating in harmony with other road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and conventional vehicles. Connected and ADS-equipped vehicles will abide by state and local traffic laws, and will be compatible with local law enforcement and first responder procedures. Due to the diverse vehicle technology solutions that automakers are working on, the benefits of connected and ADS-equipped vehicles will ultimately be possible in both urban and rural areas alike.”