https://cleantechnica.com/2021/11/29/part-deux-problem-solved-how-tesla-can-save-the-government-millions-maybe-billions-and-the-role-the-cybertruck-will-play-in-saving-lives/

Problem Solved, Part Deux: How Tesla Can Save The Government Millions — Maybe Billions — And The Role The Cybertruck Will Play In Saving Lives

ByJohnna Crider

Published19 hours ago

This is “part deux” to a previous article, “E-Mode: Applying First Principles To A Complicated Law That Many Drivers Don’t Know Exist.”

In part one, we discussed what E-Modes are and how applying first principles has ultimately ended a 25-year argumentative phase as to the variations to the Move Over laws. That serves as the primary reason why E-Modes are being donated to Elon Musk for Tesla. If you haven’t read part one, you can do so here.

James Law explained:

“I get a lot of flack because I’m donating E-Modes to Elon. You have to understand that the data collected is based on hundreds of men and women who have died in the line of duty. First-principles [thinking] gave me the tool to simplify all this information into simple truths. Ending the [argumentative] phase translates to all those who have lost their lives will have not died in vain.

“As a comparison, to fully grasp the impact this will have on the roadways, we can relate to the aviation industry. When they ended their lengthy argumentative phase, intelligent communication led to a significant decrease in commercial crashes. They are now a rarity.”https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?gdpr=0&us_privacy=1—&client=ca-pub-1552008901061842&output=html&h=280&adk=1410487051&adf=1415667218&pi=t.aa~a.1131598085~i.9~rp.4&w=810&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1638315344&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=4886801848&psa=0&ad_type=text_image&format=810×280&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcleantechnica.com%2F2021%2F11%2F29%2Fpart-deux-problem-solved-how-tesla-can-save-the-government-millions-maybe-billions-and-the-role-the-cybertruck-will-play-in-saving-lives%2F&flash=0&fwr=0&pra=3&rh=200&rw=810&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&wgl=1&fa=27&uach=WyJtYWNPUyIsIjEwLjExLjYiLCJ4ODYiLCIiLCI5Ni4wLjQ2NjQuNTUiLFtdLG51bGwsbnVsbCwiNjQiXQ..&dt=1638315344632&bpp=9&bdt=20896&idt=9&shv=r20211111&mjsv=m202111150101&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3De358e1ea6865629b-2272f1b8f4c800bf%3AT%3D1625349011%3AS%3DALNI_MZk6SlFzmCHGZJ3f4Hh-nQffwC67w&prev_fmts=0x0&nras=2&correlator=1728927618498&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=2009867682.1625349012&ga_sid=1638315343&ga_hid=359823153&ga_fc=1&u_tz=-480&u_his=1&u_h=1050&u_w=1680&u_ah=980&u_aw=1680&u_cd=24&u_sd=1&dmc=2&adx=262&ady=2687&biw=1674&bih=900&scr_x=0&scr_y=1262&eid=31063781%2C31063824&oid=2&pvsid=33526464486414&pem=604&tmod=2073021999&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2F&eae=0&fc=384&brdim=5%2C23%2C5%2C23%2C1680%2C23%2C1674%2C980%2C1674%2C900&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&fu=128&bc=31&ifi=7&uci=a!7&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=Fl6VnAFsRu&p=https%3A//cleantechnica.com&dtd=187

In part deux, this article, we look at Tesla’s positive effect on traffic behavior — present and future — as well as the Cybertruck’s future role in protecting lives and possibly saving the government millions, maybe even billions of dollars.

The new phase that we are in is leading to James Garcia’s effort for unification and standardization of the Move Over laws (which require, in various terms, that drivers Slow Down, Then Move Over And Be Prepared To Stop for emergency vehicles and tow trucks stopped on the road or side of the road). Garcia said:

“The government is aware of the magnitude of this problem. Every roadway-responding federal agency has taken an active but independent interest in struck-by injuries: the ‭Federal Highway ‬Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the ‬Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ‬the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS). Even the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)‭ has sponsored employee safety training to address struck-by awareness. You will be hard-pressed to find any government agency that hasn’t expressed ‬interest in protecting its workers while in the roadway.”

James Law’s effort is to actively change vehicle behavior through Tesla’s AI and Full Self-Driving (FSD) advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS). However, changing traffic behavior is not new for Tesla.  

“If you look at the roadways as a circulatory system, it’s just flowing. With the constant rise in accidents, it is clear we have a serious health problem. The only notable change is Tesla’s intelligent features. Without change, there’s no change. To change traffic behavior, you have to set the right example and others will follow. It’s literally the cure, and it has already begun.”

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