Driverless Cars Could Make You a Worse Driver
The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
It is hailed as the future of motoring, but cars controlling themselves may be having an adverse effect on people behind the wheel. New research has found that using a driverless car may make you a worse driver. A study was conducted earlier this year at the University of Nottingham into ‘conditional automation’ cars capable of self-driving on motorways and in traffic jams, expected to be available on the UK market in the next few years. The research involved 49 drivers of different ages and genders driving a simulator for half an hour every day for five days. Participants would begin by driving manually but when the simulation reached a stretch of dual carriageway they were given the chance to hand over control to the car itself…
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