Cars of the future will be computers on wheels

USA Today
Raj Rajkumar, who heads Carnegie Mellon’s GM autonomous driving lab, argues that in 15 to 20 years, when driverless vehicles become fixtures on U.S. roads, they will help dramatically reduce accidents, as well as the need for big, steel-framed cars to protect drivers.”Most, if not all, accidents are because of human error,” he says. “People get drunk, tired, mad, text,” he says. In the future, “Cars will be smaller and lighter, which means better gas mileage, a healthier environment, less traffic jams — even fewer traffic lights.”