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CRR Collaborates on International Project Examining the Risks of Driverless Cars

Published: 6 June 2019
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Dr Mario Brito, the Centre for Risk Research (CRR) Co-ordinator, recently delivered a guest talk at a workshop titles ‘Risk Analysis for Autonomous Vehicles: Issues and Future Directions’ at the University of Maryland, United States.

This workshop brought together leading academics, industry experts and senior officers of government transportation departments to discuss the state-of-the-art, to identify gaps and offer opportunities for research and development efforts to evaluate safety and risks of autonomous vehicles. The workshop consisted of formal presentations, followed by extensive discussions. The outcome of the workshop will be published by the University of Maryland’s Center for Risk and Reliability, and later presented to the key governmental stakeholders in the United States.

The workshop took place on the 26th of April 2019. It was sponsored by the University of Maryland (UMD), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Ford Motor Company, and organized by the University of Maryland’s Center for Risk and Reliability.

In commenting on the meeting, Dr Brito said, “It was an honour to attend this workshop and to see so much enthusiasm in the discussions. It became clear to me that all autonomous platforms, whether terrestrial, aerial or maritime face the same challenges in terms of managing safety risk. This is a great example of the interdisciplinary projects that are currently being undertaken by members of the CRR.”

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