Improved autonomous vehicle technology could reduce the tens of thousands of annual U.S. deaths due to human error behind the wheel. Are driverless cars the next big public health intervention?
Sometimes a user's death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
Reactive seats and head restraints would help cut down on head and neck injuries in rear-end shunts.
Those who place responsibility for road accidents on others have worse mental and physical health outcomes than those who…