Technical Innovation, Policy Making And Industrial Strategy

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While Autonomous car presents enormous potential and benefits, there is a long way to go before we achieve fully self-driving automation. Going forward, there are three areas we would like to advise on: technical innovation, policy making and industrial strategy.

Firstly, there have been active innovations in modular functionalities. In the technologies list below, most of them are still in the early stage of the S-curve and it will take long time for the trial, testing and adoption (for example, it took almost 50 years for the complete adoption of airbags), especially when safety is the number one concern in the automobile sector. Therefore, open and continuous innovation is the essence to improve functionality, technical performance and reliability, and to address technical issues.
• Automatic braking: it senses an imminent distance with another vehicle or a velocity related danger and responds either by pre-charging the brakes or by applying the brakes to slow the vehicle without any driver input.
• Electronic Stability control: a computerized technology improves vehicle’s stability by detecting and minimizing skids. It automatically applies the brakes and helps to minimize a loss of control. ESC compares the driver’s intended direction to the vehicles actual direction.
• Automatic cruise control: it keeps the car at a constant speed by taking over the throttle of the car. It also maintains a set of distance between it and the car in front. It needs a
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