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On the occasion of the month dedicated to the mobility of the future, the DATA RING association, specialized in digital law and chaired by the Toulouse lawyer France Charruyer, invited Rodolphe Gelin, robotics engineer, to discuss the mobility of tomorrow. This 8ème issue of the "Data Talks" is to be discovered in a new podcast.


During this discussion, moderated by France Charruyer, the engineer addresses the mobility of tomorrow through the prism of the autonomous car: will the car of tomorrow be connected, shared, electric and autonomous all at once? This is the great challenge of 'intelligent' mobility by 2030. Although projects are moving forward, for the engineer, the fully autonomous vehicle is not yet for tomorrow. "There is a long way to go between something that works in the laboratory and something that works in real life. The closer scientists get to it, the more they realise that this step is long. That's what he points out in this podcast.

He also returned to the definition of the autonomous vehicle by specifying the different levels of autonomy. If today we are at levels 1 and 2, which correspond more to intelligent driving assistance, level 5 has not yet been reached! He explains the reasons for this and highlights in particular the problems encountered in managing the unknown, notions of ethics, certification, etc. And as France Charruyer points out: "The big challenge is to secure, certify and make AI-based systems reliable".

Between ethics and responsibility, trust and conscience, technology and cybersecurity, digital sobriety and productivity, what is the future of the autonomous vehicle?

With our speakers: 

  • Rodolphe GELIN, Robotics Engineer, former Chief Scientist Officer at SoftBank Robotics, author with Olivier GUILHEM of the book "L'intelligence artificielle, avec ou contre nous? "(La Documentation française, 2020) and "Is the robot the future of man" (La Documentation française, 2016),
  • France CHARRUYER: Partner at ALTIJ, Lecturer at the University of Paris Dauphine and the University of Toulouse Capitole, Delegate for innovation and digital technology at the Toulouse Bar Association,
  • Guillaume GUÉGAN: Lawyer at ALTIJ, Lecturer at Toulouse Capitole University, Doctor of Law.