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Will self-driving cars solve Western Washington’s traffic problems?

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SEATTLE -- As drivers in our region spend more and more time stuck in traffic, we want to put a spotlight on what many are calling the most promising solution: driverless cars.

Many leading automakers, technology companies, and ride-share companies are racing to develop autonomous vehicles with the promise of getting us where we need to go faster, and safer.

But are they really the answer or just a high-priced diversion from solving our traffic troubles?