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July 20, 2016
Partially automated cars provide enough benefits to warrant widespread adoption
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Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars. The researchers examined forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring systems. These technologies can include partially autonomous braking or controls to help vehicles avoid crashes. "While there is much discussion about driverless vehicles, we have dem ... read more

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