Mobility policies often intersect with various other governmental policies, from achieving emission targets, reducing preventable deaths, protecting privacy, encouraging standards, and generating tax revenues. Balancing mobility policies that boost economic growth while protecting the public and the environment has always been tough. This challenge is now even harder as regulators face rapidly changing societal behaviors and technological advancements.
SBD Automotive’s team of experts is on hand to support local and national government agencies with their efforts of delivering safe, sustainable, secure and fair mobility policies and services. The team has facilitated government-backed industry research coalitions to enhance technology proof of concepts, increase public awareness, as well as facilitate public-private industry coalitions to remove barriers to solving emerging CASES challenges.
Every 24 seconds someone is killed and 50 other people are injured on roads globally. This epidemic hits the poorest, youngest and most vulnerable people in our society. Technology plays a huge role in road safety - often helping to reduce or mitigate accidents but sometimes increasing their likelihood.
SBD Automotive helps government agencies assess the impact of advanced vehicle technologies and infrastructure. From Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Highly Automated Driving (HAD), to eCall to V2X services, by leveraging our data and expertise regulators can gain a grounded assessment that enables them to confidently drive sound policy and enhance public understanding of life-saving technologies.
Base Case Definition
As the world transitions toward an electrified and decarbonized future, regions around the world have taken approaches of varying stringencies to promote the production and sale of electric and zero emission vehicles. Introducing bold policies is the first hurdle - preparing communities and critical infrastructure to help deliver zero emission mobility is an equally important challenge that governments must address.
SBD Automotive works with government agencies, economic develop organizations, and public infrastructure providers (e.g. grid operators, etc.) to help plan and implement the electrification of mobility - from optimizing EV infrastructure to evaluating the future role of hydrogen within mobility.
EV Charging Network Planning
Industry Readiness Assessment
RFx Support & Partner Selection
Millions of vehicles are stolen each year globally, with many of them trafficked in order to support other criminal activities - from drug smuggling to people smuggling as well as international terrorism. As vehicles become more connected and autonomous, SBD Automotive's security team tracks over 100 proven vulnerabilities that criminal gangs or terrorist organizations could exploit on today’s vehicles and mobility systems.
SBD Automotive works with police authorities and security agencies to help tackle vehicle crime – before it happens. By leveraging our in-depth understanding of automotive technology and security systems, we are able to best equip agencies with the knowledge and tools they need to respond
Theft Trend Workshops
Threat Tool Identification
Vehicle Vulnerability Analysis
Technological shifts within the automotive industry can help or hinder governmental efforts to deliver fairer transportation policies and expand access to all. The transition to electric vehicles supports efforts to tackle climate change and improve air quality, both of which often hit poorer communities even harder. But in order to incentivize adoption, governments must also consider how best to mitigate the burden of road taxation to those who cannot afford a new EV. Similarly, automated shuttles could help extend the reach of transportation network to under-served and elderly communities but could also eliminate millions of jobs.
Seismic policy decisions require an accurate assessment of how new technologies are likely to evolve and how quickly they will become widely adopted within the industry. In addition to helping policy makers understand the trajectory and impact of automotive innovations and the implications for the cities and networks they operate, SBD can also help local authorities to evaluate and select potential mobility partners for supporting the electrification and automation of public mobility services.