There were some really interesting discussions taking place on the Advisory Council on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles that met on December 21
We are looking at this innovative tech’s impact on public safety, economic development and transportation network capabilities. Experts say that autonomous vehicles will help drivers avoid crashes, reduce commute time and better help the elderly and people with disabilities have the freedom to travel wherever they need to go.
It’s an exciting innovation with many moving parts, and I am extremely happy to be a part of these discussions on the council. Though we may have safer vehicles, our highways are still dangerous.
The U.S. Department of Transportation found that there have been more than 2.2 million motor vehicle-related deaths in the U.S. in the past 50 years, with human error being a major factor in nearly all fatal crashes.