Driverless cars lower the risk of vehicular accidents, thus, the consequences fall on the chance of survival of patients awaiting organ transplants.
Who would've thought that the rate of road accidents correlates with the survival rate of patients who needed immediate organ transplant.
We may have found the way to curb road fatalities with driverless cars, but we have not yet gone a long way in providing organs that do not rely from someone else's death.
Among the most reliable sources of healthy organs are those who get killed in American roads which are more than 35,000 people losing their lives from vehicular accident.
Just in case you don't know yet, some departments of motor vehicles ask their clients if they want to be an organ donor.
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With 94 percent of driver errors constituted to vehicular accidents, it's not difficult to understand how driverless cars can cut that rate, thus saving more lives in the process.
“Driverless cars could save many if not most of the 32,000 lives that are lost every year on our streets and highways,” said Christopher A. Hart, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
The United States government aimed to have zero highway deaths in the next 30 years. That will be possible in sophisticated technology that can assure collision avoidance systems and highly engineered autonomous vehicle system.
All these impending shortage suggests that the federal government should work on providing the alternative supply once these organ donation forecast and diminishing vehicular accident fatalities happen.
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