SHUSTER: Technology plays key role in transportation

The potential safety benefits of these types of advancements are impossible to ignore. Reducing the human error factor, the cause of an estimated 9 out of every 10 crashes, could have a dramatic impact on the more than 33,000 annual traffic fatalities and the $871 billion in associated economic costs and societal harms of accidents.
Promoting innovation and laying the foundation for emerging technology is one of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s goals as it continues to develop the Nation’s next major surface transportation reauthorization bill. Congress needs to approve legislation that addresses current infrastructure needs, but also looks ahead to the future of our transportation system.