Book edited by Markus Maurer, J. Christian Gerdes, Barbara Lenz and Hermann Winner.
Published by Springer.
This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies?
Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving”.
Table of Contents
- Introduction — Markus Maurer
- Use Cases for Autonomous Driving — Walther Wachenfeld, Hermann Winner, J. Chris Gerdes, Barbara Lenz, Markus Maurer, Sven Beiker et al.
- Man and Machine
- Automated Driving in Its Social, Historical and Cultural Contexts — Fabian Kröger
- Why Ethics Matters for Autonomous Cars — Patrick Lin
- Implementable Ethics for Autonomous Vehicles — J. Christian Gerdes, Sarah M. Thornton
- The Interaction Between Humans and Autonomous Agents — Ingo Wolf
- Communication and Communication Problems Between Autonomous Vehicles and Human Drivers — Berthold Färber
- Autonomous Driving—Political, Legal, Social, and Sustainability Dimensions — Miranda A. Schreurs, Sibyl D. Steuwer
- New Mobility Concepts and Autonomous Driving: The Potential for Change — Barbara Lenz, Eva Fraedrich
- Deployment Scenarios for Vehicles with Higher-Order Automation — Sven Beiker
- Autonomous Driving and Urban Land Use — Dirk Heinrichs
- Automated Vehicles and Automated Driving from a Demand Modeling Perspective — Rita Cyganski
- Effects of Autonomous Driving on the Vehicle Concept — Hermann Winner, Walther Wachenfel
- Implementation of an Automated Mobility-on-Demand System — Sven Beiker
- Traffic Control and Traffic Management in a Transportation System with Autonomous Vehicles — Peter Wagner
- The Effect of Autonomous Vehicles on Traffic — Bernhard Friedrich
- Safety Benefits of Automated Vehicles: Extended Findings from Accident Research for Development, Validation and Testing — Thomas Winkle
- Autonomous Vehicles and Autonomous Driving in Freight Transport — Heike Flämig
- Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems for Future Urban Mobility — Marco Pavone
- Safety and Security
- Predicting of Machine Perception for Automated Driving — Klaus Dietmayer
- The Release of Autonomous Vehicles — Walther Wachenfeld, Hermann Winner
- Do Autonomous Vehicles Learn? — Walther Wachenfeld, Hermann Winner
- Safety Concept for Autonomous Vehicles — Andreas Reschka
- Opportunities and Risks Associated with Collecting and Making Usable Additional Data — Kai Rannenberg
- Law and Liability
- Fundamental and Special Legal Questions for Autonomous Vehicles — Tom Michael Gasser
- Product Liability Issues in the U.S. and Associated Risk Management — Stephen S. Wu
- Regulation and the Risk of Inaction — Bryant Walker Smith
- Development and Approval of Automated Vehicles: Considerations of Technical, Legal, and Economic Risks — Thomas Winkle
- Societal and Individual Acceptance of Autonomous Driving — Eva Fraedrich, Barbara Lenz
- Societal Risk Constellations for Autonomous Driving. Analysis, Historical Context and Assessment — Armin Grunwald
- Taking a Drive, Hitching a Ride: Autonomous Driving and Car Usage — Eva Fraedrich, Barbara Lenz
- Consumer Perceptions of Automated Driving Technologies: An Examination of Use Cases and Branding Strategies — David M. Woisetschläger