TEDxJacksonville Speaker: Driverless Cars Will Reduce Deaths

More than 30,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 41 percent of fatal crashes are caused by alcohol and the rest by distracted driving.

But Jim Barbaresso with engineering firm HNTB says there’s a way to prevent those accidents: take humans out of the equation.

More than 30,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 41 percent of fatal crashes are caused by alcohol and the rest by distracted driving.

But Jim Barbaresso with engineering firm HNTB says there’s a way to prevent those accidents: take humans out of the equation.