Automation Could Reduce the Fatality Rate


Detroit News - June 14, 2012

John Maddox, a top official from the NHTSA, speaking at the first Driverless Car Summit in Detroit, said automation “can help us get to the next steep decline in the fatality rate that we seek,” adding, “Human error is the critical reason for 93% of crashes.” As a result, the NHTSA is putting significant resources into studying and gathering data on automation.



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