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Kristin Kolodge of J.D. Power Explores New Opportunities for Automated Vehicles in the Era of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to redefine personal and public mobility options, automated vehicles are being put into an interesting new context, according to Kristin Kolodge, Executive Director of Driver Interaction and HMI at J.D. Power.

“There has been a persistent gap between the industry’s enthusiasm for developing automated vehicle technology and the lackluster level of interest, trust -- and general acceptance -- by the public at large,” says Kolodge. “Interestingly, the COVID-19 pandemic may offer new opportunities to discuss a near future in which automated vehicles play a relevant and important role in the lives of consumers.”

Learn how the industry is applying automated vehicle technologies to address:

  • Opportunities in contact-less delivery in grocery stores and restaurants
  • New applications for automated vehicles in public transportation
  • Implications of COVID-19 for R&D investments

 

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