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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1002/fee.2697
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) Emerging opportunities for wildlife conservation with sustainable autonomous transportation
Autor Silva, I.; Calabrese, J.M.
Quelle Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Department OESA
Band/Volume 22
Heft 2
Seite von e2697
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords highlight
Abstract Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are expected to play a key role in the future of transportation, and to introduce a disruptive yet potentially beneficial change for wildlife–vehicle interactions. However, this assumption has not been critically examined, and reducing the number of wildlife–vehicle collisions (WVCs) may be beyond current technological capabilities. Here, we introduce a conceptual framework encompassing the intersection between AV technology and wildlife conservation to reduce WVCs. Our proposed framework integrates the development of robust warning systems and animal detection methods for AV systems, and the incorporation of wildlife–vehicle interactions into decision-making algorithms. With large-scale AV deployment a looming reality, it is vital to incorporate conservation and sustainability into the societal, ethical, and legal implications of AV technology. We intend our framework to help ecologists and conservationists foster the necessary interdisciplinary collaborations with AV developers and policy makers to reduce WVCs and concomitant biodiversity loss.
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Silva, I., Calabrese, J.M. (2024):
Emerging opportunities for wildlife conservation with sustainable autonomous transportation
Front. Ecol. Environ. 22 (2), e2697 10.1002/fee.2697