01 Jun '18, 11pm

Autonomous Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

The study does something not often done up to this point — ask the people who will use autonomous vehicles what level of safety they expect. If the cars that companies offer are viewed as not safe enough by the general public, then the business model that promises ginormous profits to companies who want to sell self-driving cars to the public or who intend to offer self-driving ride-hailing/robotaxi services has some serious holes in it. If autonomous vehicles are riskier than what the public has come to expect from buses, trains, and airplanes, there is a good chance people will refuse to use them.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/01/autonomous-cars-how-...

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