Preparing the Public Health Community for Autonomous Vehicles: A Resource Guide

Studies have found that 95% of the nearly 33,000 annual fatal motor vehicle crashes that occur in the US are caused by human driving errors. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2018)1 Autonomous vehicles are expected to mitigate some of these human errors. The goal of the Motor Vehicle National Peer Learning Team (MV-NPLT – is to prepare the public health community in the transition to these technologies. In this guide, we highlight current resources related to the introduction of new motor vehicle technologies such as autonomous vehicles (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) (see sidebar definitions) in preventing motor vehicle crashes.

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