With U.S. traffic fatalities still high, vulnerable road users or VRUs are a concern for autonomous vehicle developers. Owl Autonomous Imaging yesterday announced the availability of New Regulations for Cars to Protect Pedestrians at Night. The whitepaper examines the status of the latest international, automotive industry, and insurance regulations that will affect how automakers design and build vehicles.
“If you are involved in the development of next-generation autonomous vehicle safety and ADAS [advanced driver-assist systems], it is essential for you to understand how the industry will be changing over the next decade. Safety, especially night-time driving safety, is a critical milestone for the automotive industry’s next-generation vehicles.” Chuck Gershman, CEO, OWL AI.
Around the world, government agencies and industry organizations are developing and implementing safety regulations, noted Owl Autonomous Imaging. The new regulations could force vehicle makers to adopt safety and night-time driving technologies that are more effective than those in use today, it said.
This new whitepaper examines the ever-changing state of various regulations and their potential impact on pedestrian emergency braking systems (PAEB). Owl said it specified emerging technologies to improve road safety for pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, etc.