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Car automation is happening, and it will likely increase in coming years. Think of lane-assist or automatic-braking—which are standard features in cars today—or the tests in more advanced vehicle automation that companies like GM, Google and Uber have deployed in some cities.
Self-driving vehicles may be the most significant innovation in transportation since automobiles were first invented. Autonomous cars and trucks could radically transform how people and goods move around—with profound implications for safety, equity, and the environment. Whether driverless cars have positive or negative impacts will depend on how companies, policymakers and stakeholders approach the roll-out of this transformative technology.
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