|Posted: Jun/23/2016 at 11:23am – author:sweissman|
Everyone is making excellent points, and I completely agree here that this data will be difficult to collect at first. If I may shed some light on our thinking (MMUCC proposed revisions), this is intended to be more of a placeholder at first. Changing forms and the databases that house State crash data takes years, sometimes decades. But the technology is progressing so rapidly, it was imperative that MMUCC propose this element so that States could gradually integrate this type of data, and eventually have a way of accurately collecting it. Before a train can travel, we must first build the rails.
Additionally, I would agree that capability is insufficient. The element should be proposed with two parts – what is the capability and what was active at time of crash? In time, these might prove to be powerful data that drive future decisions on vehicle automation. This is a great time to have this conversation.