What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars?

Predicted to be on the roads in the next five to tens years, automated cars are sure to revolutionize driving. These automated systems will be able to drive, park, and most importantly, avoid collisions.

A University of Michigan survey determined that around 90 percent of Americans have some serious concerns about self-driving cars, whether they’re entirely driver-less or only have some automated features. 

These concerns, ranging from the loss of control to the questions of what happens if there are glitches in the computer system, are legitimate. 

Of course, the potential benefits of self-driving cars can hugely outweigh such hesitations, as automated vehicles are predicted to reduce the annual number of road fatalities by 80 percent. 

Despite our concerns, automated cars are a certain future, thereby prompting federal agencies to actively prepare for this automated future.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation mirror many of America’s concerns. As such, there is a great deal of proactive testing, technology standardization, and training to be completed before driver-less cars can safely take to the roadways. 

To learn more about the future of automated vehicles, read this article: http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/02/22/467724324/whats-next-for-self-driving-cars?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160223&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare

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