The Paris Region’s automotive industry on the way to the vehicle of the future
In the Paris Region, the automotive sector represents one French automotive industry job out of five and 17% of total industrial employment in the Paris area. Since 2008, this sector has undergone several major changes: a decrease in its workforce; a continued geographical repositioning; and, above all, the emergence of the vehicle of the future around which industry players are organising themselves. To this end, they are creating new organisations and developing technology-based alliances within the region.
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Acceptability and impacts on society
The idea of automated driving is not new, it dates back to the 1930s. Autonomous vehicles are held to be the next shift in the automotive and mobility fields. These vehicles are likely to have a broad spectrum of impacts on our society. Yet, public authorities haven’t really ...