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Dearth of data making evaluation of driverless cars in America a tough job

For now, the lifesaving promise of automation often gets boiled down to a single statistic: 94 per cent. It's the share of US car crashes that, as Mr Obama put it, are "the result of human error or choice".


PRESIDENT Barack Obama says that automated vehicles could cut the yearly death toll on US roads by tens of thousands. His highway safety chief talks about "a world where we could potentially prevent or mitigate 19 of every 20 crashes on the road". Uber says self-driving cars "