Automakers Need to Work Together for a Truly Autonomous Future

 HERE is calling for carmakers to work together rather than in competition. “Greater collaboration is needed to ensure drivers and road operators alike can seamlessly transition into the era of automated vehicles,” said Carrie Cox, Senior Product Marketing Manager at HERE. “But how we get to that objective and what it takes to get there, in terms of building the necessary digital infrastructure at scale, is a call to action for all of us.”A study from Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering shows these systems alone could prevent as many as 10,000 fatal road accidents in the US in any given year. “We are seeing that partial automation is accomplishing crash and crash severity reductions, and we expect that to improve,” said study co-author Chris T. Hendrickson.