Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 07, 2017 in Auto Accidents
A new report from AAA revealed that while many U.S. drivers desire autonomous technologies in their new vehicle, the majority still feel uneasy about sharing the road with a self-driving car.
Auto safety experts have routinely praised innovative technologies, like self-driving capabilities, for the potential safety improvements that are projected to significantly reduce severe vehicle collisions.
AAA’s survey showed that most drivers do not share this optimism. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. drivers reported being afraid of riding in an autonomous vehicle, compared to only 10 percent who said they would feel safer sharing the road with driverless vehicles.
The study’s findings include:
percent of U.S. drivers feel less safe at the possibility of sharing the road with a driverless vehicle.
AAA has stated that it is committed to educating consumers about the significant value and potential that autonomous and self-driving technology provides for improving vehicle safety.
Previous tests with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, self-parking technology and lane keeping systems have shown high potential. However, the variation between vehicles concerns 81 percent of U.S. drivers who feel that all forms of automated vehicle technology should work similarly and consistently.
Part of auto safety advocates’ solution to increasing traffic fatalities is to equip more vehicles with advanced technology that enhances auto safety and decreases fatal auto accidents caused by human error.
With approximately 40,200 auto accident deaths in 2016, manufacturers and safety organizations are counting on new innovative technologies to counteract the deadly trend.
Although new technology aims to improve the safety our nation’s roads, human error remains a leading cause of auto accidents. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent or reckless driver, our Phoenix auto accident attorneys can help. Our initial consultation is always free and we work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay us unless we recover damages for your claim.
Call 1-800-706-3000 if you have lost a loved one in a car accident.
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