Drive, He Said

Every year in the U.S., around 34,000 people die in car accidents, more than 90 percent of which are caused by human error. That toll would almost certainly plummet if we let computers do the driving. Computer-controlled cars would also be able to safely drive closer together, making better use of the 80 to 90 percent of empty space on our roads and all but eliminating traffic jams. – The Week, 3/30/12