Driverless vehicles contain technology that allows the car to steer itself, adhere to traffic laws, speed up or slow down, move between lanes and cope with navigational hurdles autonomously. In the past several years, enthusiasts have been excited about the dawn of this new type of car and have claimed that the technology could save millions of lives each year. Self-driving cars are now being tested around the globe with some success and some failure.
The fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a self-driving car has recently caused an uproar from the public who is concerned about the safety of these autonomous features. Car manufacturers have made it clear that drivers should always remain attentive behind the wheel, and drivers should never entirely rely on the automated features. Despite these warnings, the driver behind the self-driving car that struck the pedestrian was looking down the entire time. The human driver failed to notice the pedestrian. It’s clear that the human driver was negligent, but some are arguing that the car manufacturers share some responsibility for touting the unrealistic safety of “self” driving vehicles.
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