'Ah, Statistics. I love the one that says "30% of accidents are caused by drunk drivers". That means 60% are caused by sober drivers, ergo, it is safer to drive drunk than sober. Where's the beer?
Hmmm, interesting point, but I'm most concerned about the remaining 10% of accidents - who is causing them..?
Cosider the sources...
"The Federal Trade Commission reported that counterfeit automotive parts total approximately $12 billion and also result in 200,000 fewer manufacturing jobs."
These "counterfeit auto parts" constitute copies of bumpers, grilles, and fenders made offshore as an alternative to the vastly overpriced "crash parts" used as a cash cow by poorly-run, tsnking US auto companies.
These gasping-for-last-breath US auto companies are now taking a stab at protecting their turf by applying for design patents on every element of their cars--shape of the bumpers, fenders, headlight rims, and windshields--to compel owners to buy only from them.
Of course they would issue a report like the one cited above.
"Statistics Don’t Lie, Statisticians Do"
It is not true that you can say just anything with statistics. If two people come up with different conclusions using the same
data, then at least one person is wrong.
Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~Aaron Levenstein
Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches. ~W.I.E. Gates
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.