In what is certain to be a strong argument in support of autonomous driving Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Velodyne have teamed up to launch an education campaign explaining the benefits of fully autonomous vehicles. It’s hard to believe but someone still dies every 49 minutes as a result of drunk driving.
“Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable and I’m waiting for the day that it no longer kills and injures innocent lives on our roadways,” said MADD National President Colleen-Sheehey Church. “Autonomous vehicle technology has the potential of eliminating drunk driving, which is why I’m excited to work with Velodyne.”
“Velodyne LiDAR is honored to have the opportunity to partner with MADD in their efforts to eliminate drunk driving, and to help save the thousands of lives which are lost every year on America’s roadways. We consider it not only an honor, but a stalwart responsibility, to do everything we can to advocate and educate about LiDAR technology and its potential to radically improve vehicle safety,” states Marta Hall, President of Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.
Kudos to Velodyne for taking this stance. See full press release.