Traffic-Death Report Confirms Role Of Automated-Driving Features In Decline

The latest U.S. traffic-death figures may augur a significant new dynamic for the industry as policymakers, car companies, digital-tech titans and others attempt to drive consumers headlong into an era of autonomous driving. The strong performance of existing technology features designed to help people drive their own cars better could be undermining the biggest rationale for driverless cars: improving safety for vehicle occupants.