Advancing Automated Driving Through Partnerships

In an Associated Press article, Navigant Research says automakers can add a layer of safety to self-driving cars by working together

General Motors (GM) and Honda recently announced that they’re teaming up to advance self-driving vehicle technology. According to the Associated Press, Honda will invest $2.75 billion in GM’s automated vehicle unit, GM Cruise, to develop a self-driving vehicle that can be produced at a high volume and deployed globally.

Sam Abuelsamid, senior research analyst at Navigant Research, told the Associated Press that automakers that follow GM and Honda’s lead of working together can add a layer of safety to automated vehicles, for instance, with some groups using one company's software to operate a vehicle and a partner's software to act as a backup.

"As companies move from the research phase into the production phase, there's a lot of additional complexity that has to be added to those already complex systems," he said.

For more insight into automated driving, check out Navigant Research’s Mobility Research Solution.

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