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Moving incrementally towards robot cars

Safety on U.S. roadways has been steadily improving since the 1970′s. In 2010, 32,885 persons were killed in crashes involving motorized vehicles, the lowest number recorded since 1949. The largest number of traffic fatalities was recorded in 1972, when 54,589 persons were killed. We have made substantial improvement in reducing the overall number of fatalities. […]

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Why urbanists and others should love the coming of the robot car (Part 2)

In this second and final post in a series, I’m responding to Bill’s reservation about robot cars.  In my first post, I responded to Bill’s objections to robot cars.  Now I want to draw attention to some benefits I think he (and others) overlook.  So here, in no particular order, is a list of some of the […]

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