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Plug the safety gap: driver training for driverless vehicles

It's been a steep learning curve, but the industry is gradually finalising its template for what's required of a safety driver for autonomous vehicles. By Megan Lampinen

The safety benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs) stem primarily from the promised elimination of human error. By nature, human drivers are prone to distraction; remove the human from the equation, and you remove the source of 94% of all crashes. That’s the end game; in the interim phase, while these AVs are being developed, tested and validated, safety drivers are employed to keep a close eye on things.

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