District managers drive Ford to meet new standards for cyber security, safety and pollution, as Big Three automaker works to…
District managers drive Ford to meet new standards for cyber security, safety and pollution, as Big Three automaker works to open drivers without transportation and delivery companies in the country’s capital in 2021.
Such a standard level at city level may be limited if driverless legislation taken into consideration in Congress becomes law, experts said. Federal regulatory authorities can also try to limit what their local counterparts can do.
But at the moment, district managers say they will work to shape – through demands or strong proposals ̵
1; what they consider to be their ideal deployment for self-propelled vehicles.  “LIKSTRÖM currently has this authority. In the future, they can not,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a legal assistant at the University of South Carolina who has worked with states of self-governing law and politics.
Ford executives have done their spirit of cooperation – with the district and other cities where it will distribute self-propelled cars – a large part of their pitch for why the company should be seen as a reliable long-term partner because traditional transport networks are suspended by technology.
On Monday, the Mayor described Muriel E. Bowser (D) and the CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Sherif Marakby, also how they plan to work together to achieve The city’s socioeconomic goals as
Ford agreed to work with the Bowser Infrastructure Academy, a work-initiative training initiative to offer “two pathways to work,” said Alan Hall, Ford spokesman. One would be “a lead to becoming a security operator” in self-propelled cars that begin testing on district streets beginning early next year.
This would include classroom work as well as training in vehicles on closed courses and public roads, said Hall.
The second option would be an “auto technician course that would be a pipeline to work with a Ford dealer” said Hall
Neither the district nor Ford was specific about how many people might be involved in such education .
At an event that announced the Ford’s unmanageable partnership with Ford at the southwest southwest of the city on Monday, Bowser said she was worried several years ago that the city fell behind to drive autonomous vehicles.
Asked about potential security problems – given the pedestrian’s kind of autonomous Uber in Tempe, Ariz., March and L Bowser acknowledged the concerns.
“I’m sure everyone was worried when the car was introduced when we had streetcars,” Bowser said. “When we test any new type of transport, there will always be anxiety as to how safe it can be, and how safe it is and how we can make it even safer.”
“What people do not usually say I wish there was a time when there was no car – maybe some say that – or there was no worldwide flight where we could easily connect to each other,” she said.
Bowser said that in a growing city, officials and residents need to explore all sorts of transport options. And that’s what will happen when Ford and its partners, Self-Propelled Argo AI, work to build a detailed 3-D map of the city, try to understand how people interact with roads and vehicles, then start driving drivers with security monitors behind dial.
Last week, Argo AI mapping specialists began to run autonomous Ford Fusion hybrids, manually, through Northeast Washington as part of the mapping, as Ford supports a $ 1 billion investment.
“We will be very interested in what the test phase shows, to see if there is something that works for our city,” said Bowser. “Now it’s possible that we find it does not fit our city, and that’s what this test phase is about.”
Matthew Raifman, CEO of Ford’s City Solutions team, said, “There’s no reason to think that’s where we’re going,” and notes that receiving the Ford’s approach and work with the city has been “overwhelmingly positive.”
District government documents make the city’s monitoring aspects clear.
After months of discussions, the Interagency Autonomous Vehicles Working Group, formed earlier this year, produced an Autonomous Vehicle Principles Statement describing its key priorities.
It states that the DC government should “require the AVs to be equipped with a minimum of industry-standard cyber security technology.”  The vehicles “should help reduce the carbon footprint in the district and limit other forms of transport-related pollution,” it continues.
driving cars “should only travel on streets where they can work without putting people at increased risk”.
And data generated by unmanaged projects in Washington should – as long as privacy, security and business secrets are protected – be shared with city. Such “data sharing requirements should be incorporated into regulations and partnerships”, according to the statement of principle.
Officials were also questioned about California’s requirement for companies to disclose self-driving crashes, even smaller fenders, when they appear.
Brian Kenner, District Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, said the matter was being considered by the Working Group.
“It’s amazing that we have Ford as our first guinea pig to be able to talk about the information we want to get,” says Kenner.
Raifman said that if it’s about environmental issues, cyber security issues or the district’s focus on security and other issues, “our intention is to do the right thing about the city, and more importantly, of the residents of the city.”
“I do not see any problems in the way they put it out,” says Raifman although the company has not discussed many of these details yet with the city and executives want to make sure they understand the purpose behind what the district asks
And “if there is a problem of compliance and a compelling reason why it would be difficult to report” something, hope Ford City Governors will use the feedback “to inform their guidelines,” he said.
“It’s a voluntary, willing partnership. We engage them voluntarily and they voluntarily engage us, “says Raifman. “We want to make sure all parties are satisfied with how it goes.”
And there things may not be volunteers – because the city complies with legal and regulatory requirements in the coming years – the district may hit any federal borders
A bilateral senate bill introduced last year would block local authorities from regulating “design, construction or performance of “autonomous cars, for example.
The Senate’s legislation has been stopped, with some legislators expressing concerns about side-leading government and local governments. The rapporteurs say that legislation is necessary to prevent abuse of local regulations, and the Senate’s supporters say they are still voting.
“In its current form, it would prevent state and local government from over any design question and perhaps even some” said Smith and cited the potential to impact cyber security, data and other issues. “They would all be able to withdraw from the states.”