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Humans, Not Tech Will Determine Success Of Driverless Cars

Posted on August 3, 2016

A photograph of the original Benz Patent-Motorwagen, first built in 1885 and awarded the patent for the concept. But people first had to trust it would follow directions like a horse. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

A photograph of the original Benz Patent-Motorwagen, first built in 1885 and awarded the patent for the concept. But people first had to trust it would follow directions like a horse. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

BRISBANE, Australia -- As the world moves closer to autonomous and self-driving vehicles, road safety experts are turning from technology to psychology to better understand the road to safer mobility.

The 2016 International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, running Aug. 2-5, will see more than 300 psychologists, researchers and safety experts share the latest in road safety research with the aim of reducing road trauma.

Phys.Org article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driver safety, driverless cars, Safety, self-driving vehicles

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