US Secretary of Transport about the prospects of self-cars

US Secretary of Transport about the prospects of self-cars

Google is already testing the concept on public roads for quite some time and the device had become parties to several traffic accidents that were caused by human error, as opposed to the autonomous system. However, this changed in the last month, when the autonomous vehicle was the cause of the collision.

Autonomous vehicles must “travel” long way to go before becoming a common phenomenon throughout the world, but large companies, including Tesla and Google have invested a lot of effort into creating a fully autonomous vehicles.

US Secretary of Transport about the prospects of self-cars

Google is already testing the concept on public roads for quite some time and the device had become parties to several traffic accidents that were caused by human error, as opposed to the autonomous system. However, this changed in the last month, when the autonomous vehicle was the cause of the collision.

US Secretary of Transport Anthony Fox, recently gave an interview in Austin, where he announced that seven cities in the US reached the final stage of the competition for state financing for smart technology, in the amount of $ 40 million.

List of cities including Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland and San Francisco. Anthony Fox also made a comment about a traffic accident, saying that it was not a surprise.

According to the Minister of Transport, accident involving autonomous vehicles are inevitable. The system is not perfect and the concept of autonomous vehicles not to be compared with something perfect.

But, of course, they have to be better than conventional cars, and statistics show that the number of road accidents caused by human error greatly exceeds the number of vehicles in self-managed.

The secretary also acknowledged that technology can lead to unemployment among professional drivers, adding that the technology without a driver has a great potential to carry out subversive activities on several fronts.

There are also some legal issues that must be resolved within the next few months, such as figuring out whether or not a passenger in a vehicle to be responsible in the event of an accident, or the responsibility falls on the shoulders of the company.

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