Designing Crash-Proof Autonomous Vehicles

As V2X matures, vehicles will be able to communicate with each other, and will slow down automatically when there is an accident or road hazard ahead without any human intervention.

However, a report by National Public Radio revealed that in the span of less than a year in the 2021/2022 time frame, nearly 400 crashes (including 273 involving Teslas), occurred from vehicles equipped with automated driver-assist technologies…

Although AVs and ADAS may have benefits, it has been observed that during the test phase, many AV crashes have occurred. How to prevent AVs from causing damages to people, other vehicles, and properties remains a challenge to OEMs, and instead of relying on AI prediction and inferencing alone, real-time hard objects detection, emergency braking system activation and digital twin technologies need to be employed.