How many Americans will die in car wrecks in 2050? Zero

New statistics show traffic deaths in the United States are rising, proving that when it comes down to it, it’s not very safe to have a human being behind the wheel. Fortunately, self-driving technology could make cars safer and more efficient, and decrease automobile fatalities. In light of a 10.4 percent spike in traffic-related fatalities in the first six months of 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched a coalition to completely eliminate roadway fatalities within the next 30 years. The only way that can happen is if the majority of cars on the road by then are autonomous. According to the DOT: “With the rapid introduction of automated vehicles and advanced technologies, the Department believes it is now increasingly likely that the vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries can be achieved in the next 30 years.”

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