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|TITLE||Advanced Road Infrastructure Policy to Prepare for the Era of Self-Driving Cars|
Advanced Road Infrastructure Policy to Prepare for the Era of Self-Driving Cars
Oh Sungho Research Fellow
□ As self-driving cars are expected to be commercialized around 2020, it is expected that it will be difficult to improve road efficiency due to an increase in traffic accidents caused by unexpected events, etc.
￭ Traffic accidents may increase given that self-driving cars show limited recognition of existing road infrastructure and thus cannot effectively respond to abrupt changes in road, traffic, and environmental conditions.
￭ Self-driving cars have limitations regarding understanding of unpredictable behavioral patterns of road users (drivers, pedestrians, bicycle users, etc.), which raises safety issues.
￭ If self-driving cars are operated alongside general cars, platooning is impossible. This is expected to cause significant difficulties in improving road efficiency.
□ In order to proactively address potential issues from the operation of self-driving cars together with general cars, a phased measure is needed depending on the ratio of self-driving cars, and it is necessary to implement an advanced road infrastructure policy customized to each phase.
The adoption of self-driving cars should be divided into three phases (early stage of adoption, activation, and stabilization) and proactive measures should be implemented in consideration of the characteristics of each phase.
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