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  • Looking forwards, backwards and sideways: why AXA supports driverless car research.

  • At AXA, we’re committed to finding and developing ways to make our roads safer.

    Which is why, at present, we’re commited towards eliminating the cause of over 90% of road traffic accidents 1: driver error.

    And, as dramatic as this sounds, the way to achieve this is by removing the driver from the driving seat.

    We believe that driverless cars will greatly reduce the numbers of accidents and deaths on the roads, since technology doesn’t have the limitations or lapses in concentration which humans do.

    Even with wing mirrors and a rear-view mirror, we can’t watch all around us all of the time to anticipate sudden obstacles or dangers.

    And as intelligent as we like to believe we humans are, we certainly can’t respond with the speed or accuracy of a computer processor.

    “We’re looking at the potential of saving thousands of lives with the increased use of this technology.”

    - Daniel O’Byrne  
    Head of Public Affairs, AXA UK

    Take a look at our short film to find out more about why we’re helping to push forward this world-changing and life-saving technology.

    Discover exactly how we’re helping make driverless cars a future reality, find out more.

    Find out how

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