What’s Ahead for Driverless Technology? – Knowledge@Wharton

Debate on the safety of autonomous vehicles was heightened after a Tesla car in self-driving mode failed to detect a tractor trailer and crashed into it in Williston, Fla., in May, killing its driver.

While self-driving technology could potentially reduce human fatalities, regulatory consistency across U.S. states will boost innovation and thereby safety, said Wharton management professor John Paul MacDuffie.

He is also director of Wharton’s Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation at the School’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management.MacDuffie discussed the emerging scenario for driverless cars on the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111.

Here are five key takeaways

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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