Our new report examines the different approaches each mode of transport - road, rail, maritime and air - takes to measure and mitigate risk, exploring the variety of tools and standards that are used. It covers the expected impact of automation on safety as well as the benefits and challenges.
The aim for each transport mode must be that autonomous systems achieve at least the same safety levels currently experienced, with the longer-term aim being significant improvement.
Vehicle/vessel safety is only a part of overall safety when it comes to automated vehicles. The focus needs to be on system safety and we need to take full advantage of cross-modal learning and standardisation of approaches.
By promoting a common approach to safety analysis and standards, the transport industry will be able to share scarce specialist resources.