Fewer People Want Self-Driving Cars After Uber AccidentFewer People Want Self-Driving Cars After Uber Accident https://www.cmzlaw.net/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 admin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/30a2fecb1e0bcb42b071e6276a2a5803?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Are self-driving vehicles safe?
Many of us have long dreamed of the day when we could stretch out in the
The Arizona Uber Accident
Self-driving cars are touted as being far safer than traditional automobiles. Statistically, driver error is the number one cause of car accidents nationwide. By eliminating the human element, safety experts believe that self-driving vehicles will greatly reduce the number of car accidents overall. Nonetheless, a few accidents involving self-driving vehicles have led many to question the true safety of these still in testing vehicles.
In March, an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. The car, a Volvo XC90, was operating in
While this is the first pedestrian accident linked to an autonomous vehicle, there have been other fatal crashes involving cars in autopilot mode. Autopilot has some features like autonomous vehicles, including lane keep and automatic braking, but requires
Accidents involving autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles serve as a reminder to us all that these technologies are still in the testing phase. Fully autonomous vehicles are not ready as of yet for release to the public. With additional testing and continued development, most automakers remain hopeful that autonomous vehicles will one day surpass traditional cars in safety. The question remains, however, will the public ever fully adopt autonomous vehicles or will they continue to fear this new mode of transportation? If you have been involved in a car accident with an autonomous vehicle, a personal injury attorney can help. Contact Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC to schedule a consultation.