The focus of this new initiative will be to harness the value of AI in enhancing the safe system approach to road safety, with the caveat that the initiative would be applicable to low- and middle- income countries, where most of the road fatalities and injuries occur.
The role of AI in the following areas will be explored:
- road safety data and regulatory frameworks
- safer vehicles
- road infrastructure
- post-crash response
The AI for Road Safety initiative is in line with the UN General Assembly Resolution (UN A/RES/74/299) on Improving global Road Safety, which highlights the role of innovative automotive and digital technologies, as well as in line with the UN Secretary General’s roadmap on digital cooperation. The new initiative will also support achieving the UN SDG target 3.6 to halve by 2030 the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents, and the SDG Goal 11.2 to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all by 2030.
AI for Autonomous and assisted driving
The FG-AI4AD supports standardization activities for services and applications enabled by AI systems in autonomous and assisted driving. The FG-AI4AD will focus upon the behavioural evaluation of AI responsible for the dynamic driving task in accordance with the 1949 and 1968 Convention on Road Traffic of the UNECE Global Forum for Road Safety. Learn more…
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There is an untapped opportunity to harness AI to close the digital and road safety divide around the world. I look forward to working with private, public and UN partners to bring life-saving tools to those who need it most
Today’s initiative is a noteworthy effort to focus on practical, real-world technology issues that concretely affect peoples’ lives; so as to realize the UN Secretary-General’s bold vision of the digital future that the world needs, as outlined in his Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.