Blog Archive — March 2018

Our Careless Rush toward Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicles may be alluring, but we're not ready for them, and they're not ready for us.  In this New York Times letter to the editor, I argue that we should proceed with much greater caution in exploring driverless mobility in the wake of the killing of Elaine Herzberg on a quiet Sunday evening in Tempe, Arizona. I also suggest that investing in mass transit may be a better way to reduce traffic hazards on our most crowded roads and highways.

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