With Nevada passing the nation’s first law sanctioning autonomous vehicles in June 2011 (Assembly Bill No. 511), and driverless cars now being tested by Google, General Motors, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Volkswagon, as well as other car makers, how close are we to seeing these vehicles in every day life?
This infographic explores how driverless cars work, the legality of driverless cars, as well as their potential impact on one of today’s most dangerous and costly auto trends: distracted driving. Distracted driving accounts for hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents, injuries and deaths each year, along with hundreds of billions of dollars in damages.
Could autonomous vehicles bring an end to distracted driving as we know it? We have the technology. It’s being tested as we speak. However, before we can answer this question, the law — as well as social acceptance — will have to catch up to this technology.
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