[ExI] US traffic deaths dropped to new low

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Apr 6 04:52:04 UTC 2011

>... On Behalf Of Kelly Anderson
Subject: Re: [ExI] US traffic deaths dropped to new low

>...I think the end game for reducing vehicle fatalities (esp the 21,000
solo idiots) is fully autonomous vehicles. It will take a decade or so to
get the technology common enough to save many lives, but I have hope that
eventually, this number will go way down. My prediction is that we'll see
some form of highway autonomy in the 2014 model year.  -Kelly

I predict we will not.  We haven't worked out the liability issues.  Those
seem to get bigger over time instead of smaller.  Technically we can do this
now, but legally, we are nowhere close, and the goal seems to be receding
all the time.


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