Are we Ready for Driverless Cars? Automation Has Already Saved Lives

Are we Ready for Driverless Cars? Automation Has Already Saved Lives

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Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:27pm

We can't afford not to take advantage of vehicle automation technologies. With proper design, testing and regulation, advanced vehicle automation has the potential to greatly reduce the number of injuries and fatalities attributable to motor vehicle accidents.

Vehicle automation has already provided important safety advantages. Technologies such as electronic stability control — which improves performance on turns and slippery surfaces — and anti-lock brakes have been around for many years, and have helped make road travel much safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that electronic stability control saved over 2,200 lives from 2008 to 2010...

Read more of this editorial by John Villsenaor, Luskin Center Scholar, via The New York Times

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John Villasenor

We can't afford not to take advantage of vehicle automation technologies. With proper design, testing and regulation, advanced vehicle automation has the potential to greatly reduce the number of injuries and fatalities attributable to motor vehicle accidents.