Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Autonomous Vehicles – Augmentation or Replacement? #SmartDrivingCar

Will autonomy augment or replace the human? Author, angel investor and Cannonball Run record holder, Alex Roy, addresses this question in the above interview, filmed at the 2018 SmartDrivingCar Summit. As the founder of Human Driving Association, his view echos that of car designer and futurist Michael Robinson in that the automation features must improve safety, while effectively becoming an extension of the human.

Roy describes the Human Driving Association and its efforts to responsibly implement automation to improve all aspects of vehicle safety. Check out the Human Driving Association’s manifesto, which includes a proposal for a “Constitutional Amendment, creating a right to drive, within the limits of safety technologies that do not infringe upon our freedom of movement.”

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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