With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluding that “94 percent of serious crashes are due to dangerous choices or errors people make behind the wheel, it would seem that once cars become driverless, there will be hardly any crashes at all. Right?
The right answer is probably somewhere in between introducing cars that are just better than average and waiting for them to be nearly perfect.
“Is ‘safe enough’ 10 percent safer than where we are by manually driving?” said Bryan Reimer, associate director of the transportation center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “One thing that I think is really going to limit our ability to see this technology proliferate is a societal acceptance on the definition of what is safe enough.”
Read the original article at The Washington Post.