Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. When it comes to self driving vehicles….there’s an awful lot of confusion out there. A recent Triple A survey found nearly three quarters of us have a negative impression of self driving vehicles or even the testing of them. At Princeton University, the faculty chair for autonomous vehicle engineering, Alain Kornhauser, says those perceptions will have to be turned around…and understanding some of the benefits is a great place to start. Full disclosure…I co-host the Smart Driving Cars podcast with Professor Kornhauser…who advocates for the technology to be used to create mobility for those most in need…
“The biggest opportunity for this mobility is to serve those who need it the most. But what we need to do is figure out what is it that mobility disadvantaged community really needs.”
Those working on the technology…and governmental agencies…he says…should spend a lot of time listening.
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