Medical Notes: Week of April 14, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 14, 2019.

18-52 Segment 1: Smart Roads

In the near future, cars will be able to provide data as well as receive it, and a variety of methods are being researched to tap into this. Experts explain how cars can communicate with roads, traffic signals and central computers, and how roads themselves may collect data on the cars they carry. In the future, autonomous cars may use these links to greatly speed travel and make it much safer.    

a man in a autonomous driving test vehicle

16-46 Segment 1: The Safety of Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are being developed more rapidly than most experts thought possible. But even if they’re technically possible, can we be assured of their safety?