Eric Kennedy & Danielle Mayer
Autonomous vehicles are here to stay, now that every major auto manufacturer offers vehicles with varying levels of autonomy. Increasing safety is the key concern. Each year, approximately 2.4 million people are injured in auto accidents, and as many as 40,000 are killed.
In most cases, driver error is the cause—distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, etc. It is hard to imagine a world without these challenges on the road, but it might not be too far away. Some estimate that autonomous vehicles will reduce the accident rate as much as 80-90%.
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