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An Uber self-driving car drives down 5th Street on March 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 28: An Uber self-driving car drives down 5th Street on March 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Cars in Uber’s self-driving cars are back on the roads after the program was temporarily halted following a crash in Tempe, Arizona on Friday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The rollout of driverless cars in American cities has so far been pockmarked by speed bumps.

In Tempe, Ariz., a a woman walking her bicycle, her. In , Texas, the expansion of autonomous cars is emergency response times.

And in , where a rush of robotaxis has arrived, the a California state regulatory commission that allowed for an expanded rollout of the futuristic autos. A CNBC the city’s robotaxi program has been a “mess.”

Mayor Eric Adams (Barry Williams for 六合彩开奖结果直播)
Mayor Eric Adams. (Barry Williams for 六合彩开奖结果直播)

But advocates for the technology say it will ultimately make streets safer. And Mayor Adams’ administration, bowing to the drumbeat of innovation, said Thursday that it would to test drive autonomous autos on city streets, in an announcement that divided street safety advocates.

“This technology is coming whether we like it or not, so we鈥檙e going to make sure that we get it right,” Adams said in a statement. “If we do, our streets can be safer.”

Google’s Waymo self-driving car company has have logged 85% less injury-causing crashes than human-operated autos, based on more than 7 million miles of driverless travel. But the is mixed: that accidents are more common with driverless cars.

And New York’s unpredictable streetscape 鈥 clogged with sluggish traffic, rife with weaving bikes and crisscrossed by jaywalkers with their heads in their phones 鈥 would seem a uniquely challenging venue for the new technology.

“This kind of testing hasn’t even been completed in other parts of the country,” said state Sen. John Liu, a and member of the Transportation Committee. “It would behoove New York City to wait to see some of those other results of driverless technology in less dense urban settings.”

Liu expressed difficulty imagining a self-driving car navigating around Times Square, or negotiating traffic in the notoriously tricky . “This is an example of something where New York City does not have to be first,” the senator said by phone.

Adams administration officials underlined that New York’s program will differ from the rocky rollout in San Francisco.

In New York, any company that to try out autonomous cars would be required to have a driver in the car during trials. The to ride for more than two hours without a break.

But critics noted that the mere presence of a human in a driverless car has not been a foolproof method to ensure safety during trials. In the in Tempe, in 2018, a driver was behind the wheel of the auto.

“Is it realistic to assume that in New York City, you’re going to unleash these untested technologies and then ask a human to be there at the ready at every possible moment 鈥 never to look away, never to be on their phone?” asked a skeptical 聽director of the Transportation Alternatives street safety group.

“I don’t know how any of this can be set up to succeed,” Harris said.

To make streets safer, New York should be investing in bus and bike lanes, rather than novel technologies, he argued.

But street safety advocates varied in their views on the city’s slight pivot toward driverless cars.

the head of StreetsPAC, a local political organization committed to street safety, said he thought the city was implementing appropriate guard rails for the pilot program.

He predicted there would be a long road from the pilot program to a broader rollout. And he said testing the vehicles in the safest way possible makes sense.

“We’ve seen an increase in dangerous driving in New York City over the past few years. Certainly, I don’t think autonomous vehicles are going to speed recklessly,” McClure said. “There are plenty of drivers on the roads who probably should be replaced at some point.”

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