Self-driving cars will be safer, but surprises will happen

– DETROIT FREE PRESS, APRIL 21 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

Self-driving cars will make our roadways much safer, but there will be unintended consequences that will need a consistent national legal and regulatory framework, according to experts who spoke at the opening of a major engineering conference today.

A panel moderated by Richard Wallace from the Center for Automotive Research opened the SAE World Congress with a wide-ranging discussion of the current status and likely future of automated transportation.

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