The U.S. saw 7 million traffic collisions in 2016 – reported crashes, that is. An extensive survey from the NHTSA found that drivers admitted failure to report their collisions at a rate of 29%.
Autonomous cars would replace human drivers, the most complicated variable of a crash assessment. A year spent enduring a 0% improvement in collisions could yield more valuable data on road design flaws, mechanical faults and maintenance needs than has ever been collected previously.
Read the article at Forbes.