Making AV Safety a Priority
“Put simply, a vehicle that enables a driver to not pay attention, or fall asleep, while accelerating into a parked fire truck is defective and dangerous. Any company that encourages such behavior should be held responsible, and any agency that fails to act bears equal responsibility for the next fatal incident.”
“If NHTSA truly believes vehicles that will lack human controls are years, (as opposed to decades) away from commercial viability, now is the time to begin evaluating what new standards will be required to address critical issues posed by these vehicles.”
The Center in AV News
Uber’s self-driving cars had a major flaw: They weren’t programmed to stop for jaywalkers. The Washington Post. November 6, 2019.
Industry spends big to sell safety of driverless cars. The Hill. September 25, 2019.
Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to whiff the steering wheel out the window. The Verge. August 30, 2019.
Self-Driving Uber in Crash Wasn’t Designed to See Jaywalkers. Bloomberg. November 6, 2019.
NTSB: Autopilot flaw, driver inattention caused Tesla crash. AP. September 4, 2019.
First injury on Utah’s driverless shuttle during unexpected stop. 2KUTV. July 18, 2019.
READ MORE about issues with Tesla’s ‘autopilot’ on our Tesla Autopilot page.
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