Should Autonomous Cars Share the Wheel with Humans?

Google's self-driving car prototype, Waymo. Photo: Flickr, smoothgroover22.

Google’s self-driving car prototype, Waymo. Photo: Flickr, smoothgroover22.

Some research has shown that autonomous cars lacking a steering wheel or brakes may in fact be safer than a vehicle in which human drivers can take manual control. Should car companies follow Google’s approach and remove the human element entirely, or is a more gradual approach most appropriate to bring this technology into the mainstream?

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