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After recalls and bankruptcies, can we trust auto giants to guide us safely to autonomous future?

Sep 26, 2016

Last week the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made the rounds through the news outlets, excitedly talking about new guidelines for autonomous cars.

But Foxx admitted there's a lot not covered in the guidelines because there's a lot the auto industry and the government have yet to figure out.

NPR’s Sonari Glinton joined us today to talk about the secretary’s comments, and the ongoing push toward autonomous vehicles.

“There’s a real sense in the auto industry, not just in the government, that this is extremely important,” Glinton said. “Safety is important, and that’s really what autonomous vehicles are about.”

While it’ll probably take some convincing to get your average commuter to give up the wheel, Glinton expects that we’ll see autonomous vehicles become a dominant presence in shipping and delivery services within the next five years.

Listen to our conversation above for more.

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