Public Opinion Poll: Driverless Cars
NHTSA has estimated that since 1960 more than 600,000 lives have been saved by motor vehicle safety technologies required by the FMVSS. Advocates is encouraged that autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies also hold tremendous promise to achieve additional safety advances and to decrease the number of motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The advent of AVs, commonly referred to as driverless cars, has captured the public’s attention and interest in the future of motor vehicle transportation. Predictions vary about the timing of their arrival into the mainstream marketplace, their initial levels of autonomy versus the need for retaining some driver control, and the impact of their introduction and assimilation into the existing roadway mix of vehicles.