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Driving into the future: Autonomous cars

Frank Douma discusses the role of human error in car accidents.

"It's a very attractive notion to move toward more autonomous technology because of the 30,000-plus deaths that we have on the roads each year," Frank Douma, a research fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, told TechNewsWorld. "Ninety-five percent of them are attributable at least in part to human error," he pointed out. "People will say they like to drive, but apparently they're not paying that much attention. If you remove the human error part, you can make great advances in safety."

Tech News World
March 27, 2012

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