Media ReleaseFrom: Australian Science Media Centre
BRIEFING ALERT: I, Drive - On the road driverless cars
BACKGROUND BRIEFING – Completed - Full recording available below
Autonomous vehicles are starting to gain traction around the world as advances in data technology and computing allow the vehicles to keep both passengers and others on the road safe. There are numerous driverless car tests beginning across the world, and in Australia, including some of the biggest automotive players such as Volvo and Toyota, and firms not traditionally associated with cars, such as Google. With the International Driverless Cars Conference taking place in Adelaide on the 5- 6 November, followed by a test of Volvo’s offering on the city’s Southern Expressway, one question being asked is what Australia is doing to get our cars moving (by themselves).
Join us for this online media briefing, when four experts in the field will discuss existing projects in Australia, and what this means for our driving future.
The briefing will discuss the following issues:
- What are the likely economic impacts – no more parking fines?
- Can they be hacked? And are they dangerous?
- What will they do in the instance of an accident?
- What will a car do when faced with a “injure one to save many,” or “injure many to save the one” question?
- What’s next? The big picture of the future in autonomous vehicles.
- Professor Rocco Zito is the Head of Civil Engineering at Flinders University.
- Professor Michael Regan Chief Scientist Human Factors from the ARRB Group, formerly the Australian road research board.
- Professor Anthony Finn, Director of the Defence and Systems Institute at UniSA, and research professor in autonomous systems.
- Associate Professor Hussein Dia is researcher, educator and advisor on Intelligent Transport Systems and Smart Cities from Swinburne University of Technology.
- Professor Toby Walsh is an expert in artificial intelligence at Data61 (formerly NICTA) and UNSW.
DURATION: Approx 1hr 30min
NB: The AusSMC generally runs two different types of media briefings:
NEWS BRIEFINGS – Where new research or data will be released as part of the briefing
BACKGROUND BRIEFINGS – Where experts discuss an issue which is in the news or an issue we consider newsworthy, but no new research or data is being released