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Robert Wunderlich

Director, Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Robert Wunderlich is the director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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Roadway deaths are rising, and self-driving cars don’t yet make a difference

Roadway crash deaths, after a brief but sharp drop several years ago, are rising again. And before we jump on the self-driving bandwagon, let’s remember that automated vehicles — while they do offer the promise of safer daily travel — may not constitute a universal cure for the highway fatality epidemic, and certainly not anytime soon.