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Commercial Vehicle On-Board Safety Systems Roundtable

Automated truck cabin
Participants in this Roundtable discussed the impacts of increased automation of the driving task for road freight transport.

This ITF Roundtable covered the following specific issues:

  • What CMV-specific technologies for automation exist, covering different platooning (two or more vehicles) concepts and full automation?
  • What are specific implications of the range of technology options on  infrastructure requirements and human factors?
  • In what way can such a system interact with both manually operated passengers cars and manually operated CMVs that are not part of such a scheme?
  • How can the potential wider societal and economic benefits be locked in, without risking other additional negative effects (e.g. multiple trucks close together at merging areas)?
  • How do these systems need to be regulated in order to allow safe operation; should this be driven by industry or should governments assist development?
  • What are the policy implications of heavy vehicle automation in order to ensure safe operation; how are liability, security and privacy concerns being addressed?


Chair's Summary

Peter Sweatman, CAVita

Evolution of Technology for Commercial Vehicle Safety

Peter Sweatman, CAVita

On-Board Safety Systems: Enabling Management and Logistics

John Woodrooffe, Woodroofe Dynamics LLC

Structural Change and the Freight Transport Labor Market

Mårten Blix, Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Infrastructure for Commerical Vehicle Safety

Christopher M. Poe, Texas A&M Transportation Institute