Open Standards for Autonomous Cars

Every major automaker is scrambling to capitalize on the enormous potential of the autonomous car market, knowing they cannot afford to be left behind. New competitors are emerging that are forcing accelerated change to traditional automotive business, design, and process models. But today's competitive free-for-all has huge downsides: redundant and wasteful investments ending with discarded technology, fragmentation of critical safety approaches, and reactive business models that are simply unsustainable. A smarter approach to developing standards is needed.


  • Possibilities of a more collaborative approach to open standards
  • Lessons from other safety-critical industries
  • The importance of standardizing software approaches and requirements for autonomous cars