Harvard forum examines safety of self-driving vehicles


BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University forum has examined how a recent death linked to self-driving technology is causing concern about safety.

"It's a little bit like the Wild West out there right now," said Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.

Hersman was part of a Friday panel discussion at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health that explored whether the field is advancing too quickly as dozens of companies have begun experimenting on public streets in several U.S. states.

She joined other panelists in expressing optimism that eventually "machines will be...

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