If such cars replaced human-driven ones, the number of traffic accidents would drop to near 0, and the traffic injury and fatality rate would do likewise. Of course, the cars would have to be able to react not only to the road on which they're driving, and to other cars, but to reckless pedestrians, bicyclists, and others who continually try to challenge the laws of physics. Still, these cars show great promise.
Sadly, he fails to account for the lawsuits that will make smart cars economically unfeasible for the manufacturers. Even if there's only one traffic fatality per year, the family of that one
victim will sue that car's maker out of business.