FIM representative at United Nation for automated vehicles discussions 3-4 May 2018
Will a driver exist in a car; or he will be only considered a user of the vehicle? In case of accident of a fully automated car, who is responsible? Can people watch on television while the car is moving?
All these issues interest very much FIM and motorcyclists who, together with other vulnerable road users, need to be visible and well detected by the automated systems.
In a special session held on 3-4 May 2018, of the Inland Transport Committee Working Party One (also now known as the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety of the United Nations), the discussion was entirely dedicated to write down a text of a Resolution on the deployment of highly and fully automated vehicles in road traffic.
The Resolution intends to amend the Convention on Road Traffic of Geneva (1949) and the Convention on Road Traffic of Vienna (1968) which needs to be implemented with the development generated by the technology of automated vehicles. When these international agreements were written there was no concept of the type of developments we see today where driving functions can be automated.
FIM has been involved in the work of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety at the UN since 1988.