driverless cars

tram traveling down road
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

A conductor-less train is being tested in China, with plans to take on passengers starting next year.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said the groundbreaking autonomous train has smaller-scale, slower cousins already moving through the streets of downtown Jacksonville.

More than 30,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 41 percent of fatal crashes are caused by alcohol and the rest by distracted driving.

But Jim Barbaresso with engineering firm HNTB says there’s a way to prevent those accidents: take humans out of the equation.