Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts explores both the autonomous driving concepts and the key hardware and software enablers, Artificial intelligence tools, needed infrastructure, communication protocols, and interaction with non-autonomous vehicles. It analyses the impacts of autonomous driving using a scenario-based approach to quantify the effects on the overall economy and affected sectors. The book assess from a qualitative and quantitative approach, the future of autonomous driving, and the main drivers, challenges, and barriers. The book investigates whether individuals are ready to use advanced automated driving vehicles technology, and to what extent we as a society are prepared to accept highly automated vehicles on the road. Building on the technologies, opportunities, strengths, threats, and weaknesses, Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies, Regulations, and Societal Impacts discusses the needed frameworks for automated vehicles to move inside and around cities. The book concludes with a discussion on what in applications comes next, outlining the future research needs.
Introduction: from highly automated to autonomous driving PART 1: Autonomous driving technology enablers 1. AI and software enablers for highly automated and autonomous vehicles 2. Communication advances for autonomous vehicles 3. Validation of autonomous vehicles: simulation, testing and certification PART 2: Autonomous driving from a business and market perspective 4. Consumers Demand for AVs: Driving forces and barriers for using AVs 5. A path of structural transformation for the automotive and insurance industries towards AVs 6. The impact of AVs on social welfare, GDP and economic productivity PART 3: User acceptance, security and ethics of autonomous driving 7. Why Ethics Matters for Autonomous Driving 8. Opportunities and Risks Associated with Autonomous Driving 9. User / public Acceptance of Autonomous Driving PART 4: Autonomous driving regulations, policies and standards 10. Regulatory bodies for highly automated and autonomous driving 11. Policies and policy making in autonomous driving 12. Autonomous driving, standardization bodies and standards PART 5: The future of autonomous driving and related applications 13. Autonomous driving applications 14. Conclusions and way forward.
George J. Dimitrakopoulos, Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telematics of the Harokopio University of Athens, Greece. He is author of The Future of Intelligent Transport Systems (Elsevier, 2020) and more than 150 journals articles. He has been actively involved in more than 30 large scale R&D projects related to automated driving, transportation and urban mobility. Aggelos Tsakanikas, Director at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, and Associate Professor of Systems of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, National Technical University of Athens. His research and published works are in technology strategy, business strategy, innovation economics, entrepreneurship, public policies, innovation studies, socioeconomics research and information society. Ilias E. Panagiotopoulos, Post-Doc Researcher at the Department of Informatics and Telematics of the Harokopio University of Athens. He researches Intelligent Transportation Systems as well public perceptions of automated vehicles. He has been actively involved in large scale R&D projects in automated driving, transportation and urban mobility.