Roundtable session wrap-up
Autonomous trucks, taxis and buses will disrupt the transport industry in the years to come. The first driverless trials have already taken place but their full-scale deployment is still a long way ahead and their large-scale deployment will not be an easy journey. What does autonomous driving mean for transport operators? Will autonomous vehicles be a solution for everyone, everywhere? When will these vehicles become a reality?
Autonomous tech – the topic that dominates headlines and focuses the minds of all the players in the transport industry. What insights did our panellists offer? We gathered a diverse cross-section of interests, including national transport associations, research, employment, government and the UN.
There was divergence, but also much agreement on the gap between what the manufacturers want to sell and what the industry needs and the fact that the widespread adoption of technology will always be driven by innovation and cost.