The future of private automobiles may not involve private motorists. The long march toward automation could potentially save more than a million lives worldwide each year.
Of course, things built by humans can be as fallible as humans. This was demonstrated by Google’s driverless car program, which has been in more than a dozen minor accidents since its inception. It’s important to note that several of these accidents were a result of errors by human drivers in other cars, and may have happened regardless if the car were automated or not.
In the below video, Mercedes executives ride along in real highway traffic as the large commercial vehicle drives [...]