Inrix joins World Economic Forum to support autonomous vehicle deployment


Connected car services provider Inrix has joined the World Economic Forum to help support planning and deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) worldwide. 

The forum's primary objective is to bring together key stakeholders, experts from the automotive, logistics, public sector, technology and transportation industries to address some of the critical challenges and develop a model to test and deploy AVs successfully.

Inrix AV market lead Avery Ash said: “The World Economic Forum is creating a roadmap for how cities around the world will plan for and deploy driverless vehicles.

“Inrix has a proven track record of successfully working with the public and private sectors, and will ensure data-driven planning is at the core of AV deployment efforts.

"As these vehicles move from pilot tests to more widespread deployment, cities will increasingly rely on mobility data to understand, validate and maximise the potential of this technology."

“As these vehicles move from pilot tests to more widespread deployment, cities will increasingly rely on mobility data to understand, validate and maximise the potential of this technology.”

Ash will be part of the Forum’s executive working group on the Future of Urban and Autonomous Mobility to prepare, deploy and refine AVs in cities worldwide.

The City of Boston was selected as the lead partner by the Forum’s City Challenge, and with the support of the executive working group, Boston will develop and implement a 21st-century mobility strategy that includes the use of AVs on city streets.

Ash will use Inrix resources and expertise to support the Forum’s work to pilot test and deploy AVs on public roads in Boston.