Partner Chris Grigorian was quoted in the Automotive World article, “What’s the post-COVID outlook for CASE?” which examined the outlook for connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility as cash-strapped automakers adjust to the new economic reality.
Investment in automated driving technology may slow as a result of the pandemic. Grigorian told Automotive World that regulators have also been working hard to hammer out supporting regulations for these vehicles. “On the regulatory side, things are going to slow down a little bit,” he said.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has several rulemakings in the pipeline, some of which have already missed their initial targets, but most NHTSA staff are working from home. “Although there was a little bit of a slowdown initially back in March, things seem to have picked up again,” Grigorian added. “It would not surprise me to see that work continue at or near the same pace it had been continuing before the pandemic.”