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Will Your Next Car Replace You, or Just Improve Your Driving?

Highly automated vehicles aren’t the only path to safety. Vehicles that understand human drivers and manage their behavior suggest a better, faster path to prevent accidents.
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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
Autonomous vehicle startups have pushed the narrative that eliminating human drivers, replaced by automation, will save lives. That day might still come, but the focus of many OEMs is rapidly shifting toward a vehicle that “gets” human drivers–warts and all.  At stake is whether automakers can collaborate to gather the data necessary to design a vehicle that makes people safer drivers.

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