The Automated Vehicle Symposium happened a couple weeks ago at the end of July and there was discussion around anything and everything related to automated vehicles: regulations, safety, data recording, new designs, global initiatives, market trends, and more. It had people from every possible type of organization: developers, suppliers, research institutions, standards groups, you name it. The week long conference dove into the touch questions related to AVs right now and how some groups are tackling them. Why should you care? Because the cars you’re going to be driving in 10 years are being designed and built right now.


Collaborations of Automation Driving Safety

The conversations that happen at conferences like #AVS2020 are the exact conversations that lead to safer, cost effective, reliable vehicles. Nothing great was ever built in isolation. People have to work together, and conferences are the method scientists and engineers use to share information about new discoveries within a field. This is how we push innovation and collaborate with others doing similar work. The AI brains of #selfdrivingcars are literally updated every week to be smarter and work faster than the week before. The technology required to be able to do those updates was brought on by tech companies. Without advances in many different fields and collaboration with companies in other realms, #autonomousvehicles would not have been made possible.


Conferences are about forging relationships. They’re about learning something new. It’s about teaching others about your work. Scientists tend to work on something with a use case in mind, but typically the use cases for many technologies today are endless. Conferences help people connect to ensure technology improves our well-being.


For those interested in the #automotive industry, I encourage you to reach out to #ADS developers or even us here at QS-2. If you have questions about the safety and security of vehicles. If you’re worried about whether the vehicles will be accessible to those with disabilities. If you’re worried about whether an autonomous vehicle will hit your car and if so, what will you need to do. For those and any other questions, feel free to reach out to us. We know the right people to get in touch with, and we want to make sure we’re providing helpful resources for everyone as we prepare to usher in a new age of #driverless technology.