Safety in a World of Driverless Cars

February 15, 2018

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced last month that a new set of guidelines for autonomous vehicles will be released this summer to spur innovation and promote safety. Vehicles with different levels of autonomy, including totally driverless cars, are already on the road in some cities. But there are various schools of thought on how safe self-driving cars should be before they're fully brought to market.

In this Call with the Experts, Senior Information Scientist Nidhi Kalra discusses a new RAND study that shows putting driverless cars on the road before they're nearly perfect could save lives, and also describes new approaches for safety standards. Media relations director Jeffrey Hiday moderates the call.

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