Human Driving Association

MANIFESTO

 

HUMAN DRIVING MANIFESTO


1) We Are Pro-Human, in pursuit of life, liberty and freedom of movement, by any means that does not infringe upon the safety of others.

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2) We Are Pro-Technology, but only as a means, not an end. Technology is only as good as our understanding of it, and an incremental approach will save more lives in the near and long term.

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3) We Are Pro-Safety, through a combination of improved drivers education, deployment of Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Parallel automation.

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4) We Support Raising Driver Licensing Standards. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Abuse it, lose it. Periodic retesting is essential.

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5) We Support Defined Safety Standards & Transparency. "Safe" and "safer" must be defined, and claims by autonomous vehicle manufacturers and providers must be backed up by data shared publicly

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6) We Are Pro-Steering Wheel. No vehicle should be deployed without a steering wheel.

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7) We Are Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. Pro-Choice in how people get from A to B, Pro-Life in the deployment of safety technologies that both save lives and preserve freedom.

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8) We Support Fairness and Due Process in the creation and enforcement of traffic laws. We are opposed to arbitrary traffic stops, unwarranted search and seizure, and incentive-driven speed and safety enforcement.

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9) We Support Freedom of Movement and Traffic Neutrality, guaranteeing free and open access to all infrastructure regardless of income level, whether for human or self-driven cars, guaranteeing freedom of movement for all.

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10) We Are Pro-Privacy. All connected services should be opt-in, not opt-out. All vehicles, whatever the level of automation, must be capable of operating completely independent of any communications network.

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11) We Support Classification Standards For Autonomous Vehicles, clarifying safety capabilities and the replacement of the SAE automation levels with a system whose language allows for alternative human-centric R&D paths.

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12) We Are Pro-Constitutional Amendment, creating a right to drive, within the limits of safety technologies that do not infringe upon our freedom of movement.

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