When the NHTSA's findings on car crashes involving driver-assist systems and autonomous vehicles were not clear, all eyes turned to MIT CTL AgeLab's Bryan Reimer and his many years of research on autonomous driving technology.
"Crashes and incidents are really rare events," he said. "They're outliers. That's why we're not looking at crashes. We're looking at fundamental behaviors that lead to crashes."
"We desperately need to understand the denominators, the frequency of events and the behaviors underlying them to understand the benefits and limitations of automated and assisted driving."