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Self-Driving Cars Still Have Long Way To Go On Trust

Posted on June 27, 2018
A driverless Lexus on display. 59% of Americans believe that human-operated cars are safer than autonomous cars. Despite that, 70% of Americans expect that autonomous cars will be commonplace within the next 15 years. (Flickr.com Creative Commons image)

A driverless Lexus on display. 59% of Americans believe that human-operated cars are safer than autonomous cars. Despite that, 70% of Americans expect that autonomous cars will be commonplace within the next 15 years. (Flickr.com Creative Commons image)

During the past few months, consumer trust in the very concept of self-driving cars has seriously eroded in the wake of a few high-profile, and some fatal, autonomous car crashes.

It’s somewhat of an awakening – long have companies promised that autonomous cars would not only be more convenient, but that they would also be much safer. Turns out, while statistics may prove that they will be safer, the fact is that driverless cars are not – and may never be – perfect.

Techradar.com article here

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Comments ( 1 )
  • David Seamans

     | about 2 years ago

    It took me five minutes to read and digest this article. In that time, 11.5 people died world wide. I cannot even begin to say how much road maintenance, licensing, injuries in ER cost. What insanity is it that we trust our current predicament and avoid the incredible options to get out of it. This is an another example of the incredibly stupid articles that are produced to pacify the masses eating this stuff. My heart bleeds for my race.

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