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Self-driving cars can help reduce injuries by up to 90%

Self-driving cars are definitely the next big thing, $450 billion saved annually, injuries reduced by 90%

| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:30 am

Self-driving cars are coming no matter what, but just what can they offer to the world? Well, how does a drop of vehicle-related injuries by 90% sound? Or helping the US economy save $450 billion annually? That should be something that turns heads, yes?

 

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The numbers come from independent research by the Eno Center for Transportation, who also says that 40% of fatal crashes in the US involved either alcohol, drugs, fatigue or distraction. These factors would all but disappear if you took the driver out of the equation, and had a self-driving car at your disposal.

 

In order to get to those numbers we explained above - 90% reduction in accidents, and saving the US economy nearly half a trillion dollars per year - we need the adoption of self-driving cars to constantly expand. The take up is going to happen, as we have Google, Mercedes, Nissan and Toyota all building their own self-driving vehicles. I for one, cannot wait for our self-driving overlords.

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