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Market Insight: Use Situationally Aware Platforms to Enable Safe Autonomous Vehicle Handovers

Published: 29 June 2018

ID: G00365675

Analyst(s): Jonathan Davenport


Vehicle-human handover safety concerns are a substantial impediment to the widespread adoption of Level 3 autonomous vehicles. Technology product managers need to develop situationally aware platforms to ensure that handovers are conducted safely and efficiently.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Six Essential Steps to Develop a Situationally Aware Platform
    • Step 1 — Environmental Monitoring
    • Step 2 — Autonomous Capability Assessment
    • Step 3 — Handover Assessment
    • Step 4 — Handover Time Analysis
    • Step 5 — Handover
    • Step 6 — Safety Protocol

Background and Context

The Impact


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