2022 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users: A Summary Report

This report summarizes presentations, discussion, and outcomes from a stakeholder forum on the impact of 21st-century automotive technologies on users.

October 2022

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  • AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety



On April 5–6, 2022, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Arizona State University hosted a forum to discuss issues and identify future research needs on the impact of vehicle technologies and automation on users. This forum, the fifth in the series, focused on the current state of vehicle automation technology deployment and the progression to higher levels of automation.

Consistent with past forums, the main objective was to gather representatives and experts from the research community, government, industry, and other stakeholders to discuss issues and to identify research needs and critical considerations regarding the implementation and safety of vehicle technologies and automation.

On Day 1, three expert panels were convened to discuss a variety of topics related to vehicle technology, automation, and their interaction with transportation system users. On Day 2, forum attendees engaged in a world café exercise, a structured conversational process in which small groups discuss and share knowledge on specific questions. The panel presentations and discussions, world café exercise, and outcomes are described in the report.

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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety