Think you have the key to opening up solutions to climate change and reducing traffic accidents. It doesn’t have to be heavy – you guessed it, it’s actually a car key.
California is ready for automobiles. As the heat wave falls to the west coast and Los Angeles continues to struggle to reduce traffic deaths, we must use all available resources to prevent climate change and reduce traffic accidents. Instead, Congress is stifling progress by putting AVAs on the roads.
In April, members of the Bilateral Council passed a law to test thousands more automobiles (AVs). A similar move was passed by the House of Representatives years ago, but Congress is protecting Americans instead of passing it in both houses.
Meanwhile, traffic accidents are on the decline in California. Even within a year of the outbreak reducing LA traffic by 35 to 50 percent, By 2020, traffic accidents are at an all-time high.
Who is the main culprit? Experts point out that speeding and unsafe driving speeds and backing up numbers. Nationwide, the number of accidents related to last year reached 11 percent. As LA police struggled to cope with the growing pressures of unsafe driving, the families and communities of the victims suffered unimaginable grief.
Take a look at all the reckless driving stories we heard last year and think for a moment if these cars are self-driving. If the artificial intelligence was behind the wheel rather than the speeding driver, the result might be different.
Studies show that 90 percent of car accidents are caused by human error. By avoiding human error, AVs can make our roads safer. Studies show that putting Aviv on the road now could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run.
Then there are the benefits of climate. AVs play an important role in combating global warming.
Most AVs are electric, and many others are hybrids. This is because AV technology and AV technology support each other. Electric vehicles are easier for computers to control than traditional vehicles, and the combination of AV and AV technology increases cost and fuel savings. In addition, AVs drive better than humans.
By 2050, autonomous electric vehicles could reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GG) by 80 percent, the largest source of transport emissions from cars and trucks.
Of course, some worry that the EVs will affect today’s work. But a recent study by the Department of Transportation (Dot) found that the adoption of a self-driving truck alone would create 25,000 new jobs each year and boost productivity by $ 111 billion across the economy. In addition to other trucks, AVs create new jobs in logistics and transportation, according to another Dot study.
AVs are still improving, and there are policy issues to address. But this has no reason to impede the development of AV technology. Currently, federal regulations limit the number of AVAs that any company can test to 2,500 vehicles per manufacturer. That low cap slows down experimentation and innovation and slows growth that makes AVs more secure.
Over the next three years, Congress will have the opportunity to reduce these problems by more than thirty times over the years, accelerating AV technology. If they do, the United States will be one step closer to the future of its security, cleanliness and fair transport.
Adam Kovassevich is the CEO and promoter of the new Middle Left Technology Industry Coalition (Progresschamber.org) that promotes technology.