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How safe is 'safe enough' to put driverless cars on the roads?

An autonomous self-driving vehicle being tested in a pedestrianised zone in Milton Keynes, north of London in 2016.


THERE'S a number that is all the buzz these days in the world of autonomous vehicles: 94 per cent. That's the percentage of car crashes caused by driver error. The implication: Once cars become driverless, there will be hardly any crashes at all.

Not so.

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