Today has accidentally turned out to be “The Safety Episode” in which I discuss new EU regulations for automobile safety that go into effect in mid-2022; a proposed set of tests and standards for AVs; and the fascinating “safety paradox.”
New EU Regulations
The new EU regulations for automobile safety go into effect in just two years, and they bring with them a huge slew of mandated safety equipment.
Driving Tests for AVs
This dovetails pretty neatly into my argument for the need for an FAVA.
The Paradox of Safety
This is a fascinating conversation about the bizarre phenomenon that the safer a thing becomes, the more risk people take with that thing. Example: it’s easier to fall asleep at the wheel of a Tesla than a regular car (though, ironically, you’re less likely to crash and die if you do.)
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