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SAFE' analysis finds that 18–25 percent system-wide fuel economy savings could be realized by using existing driver assist and autonomous vehicle technologies while saving thousands of lives.
Multiple longitudinal surveys show that Americans are warming up to the idea of riding in AVs as automakers pour money into self-driving technology and companies have conducted public education campaigns on the safety benefits of autonomy.
The huge benefits of virtual simulations are that they help adjust for weaknesses of real-world trials and experiments, where not every single scenario can be tested.
House Panel Highlights the Need for Greater Consumer Education on AV Capabilities, and for a National Regulatory Framework
Both lawmakers and witnesses at a House hearing noted that the transition period to full autonomy holds significant challenges, including integration of semi-autonomous features into the vehicle fleet.
Smartphones, cell phones, and the Internet aren’t perfect proxies for extrapolating penetration of autonomy, but they can provide a basis for discussion about what might happen with self-driving technology.
Experts say that relatively low prices for natural gas and high domestic production provide the right conditions to bring about a greater penetration of NGVs in the country’s automobile fleet.
Many consumers, once they see the benefits of giving up the steering wheel, will embrace the extra time for themselves or for work. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly increase productivity for Americans as they are on the road.
An expert commission has been established by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) that will recommend best practices for testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
NHTSA's recent numbers showing a rise in traffic fatalities, along with the recent crash of a Tesla vehicle that was using a semi-autonomous feature, underscore the need for a balanced regulatory approach to bring about the full safety benefits of self-driving technology.
Autonomous vehicles have enormous potential benefits for society, particularly with regards to safety, but one major question is who will be legally responsible when there is an accident. Tech expert Adam Thierer talks to The Fuse about this issue.