Challenges for Self-Driving Cars Legislation

Challenges for Self-Driving Cars Legislation

Many forecasts suggest that by 2050 the autonomous vehicle industry will be worth $ 7 trillion and that there will be as many as 27 million driverless cars in Europe. This is why it needs to be properly regulated, which has its own challenges.

One of them is the issue of ownership. It is more likely that autonomous cars will be part of ride-hailing services, and not purchased by individuals.

Another challenge is the risk connected to the self-driving cars. Many fear that they are not safe, as there have been a few fatal incidents.

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About the author

Dr. Mariana Damova is the CEO of Mozaika, a company providing research and solutions in the field of data science, reasoning with natural language semantics, and natural human computer interfaces, creativity enhancing applications, and research infrastructures for the humanities. Previously, she was a Business development Manager and a Knowledge Management Expert specializing in ontology engineering and linked data management at a world leading technology provider. She was instrumental in the successful winning and knowledge modelling of large data integration and management projects such as the Semantic Knowledge Base for The National Archive of the United Kingdom and Research Space for the British Museum, as well as European FP7 projects such as Europeana Creative and Multisensor. Her work focuses on the design and development of data integration infrastructures which allow efficient querying, access and navigation over linked data. She has managed the building of the official experimental Europeana SPARQL endpoint holding Europeana semantic data. Mariana holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart and teaches semantic technologies and multimedia at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. She regularly reviews books and articles for ACM and has authored books and scientific articles in linguistics and semantic technologies. She has successfully lead international interdisciplinary teams and projects carrying technological risks, driven and managed change in engineering and operational contexts in North America and in Europe, and acquired the ability to leverage marketing requirements with knowledge intense technological solutions.

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