Semi-Autonomous Cars Don't Impress In Recent Road Tests

Posted on September 5, 2018
Tesla Model X (Photo: Tesla)

Tesla Model X (Photo: Tesla)

The 2017 BMW 5-Series with "Driving Assistant Plus," 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with "Drive Pilot," 2018 Tesla Model 3 and 2016 Model S with "Autopilot" (software versions 8.1 and 7.1, respectively), and 2018 Volvo S90 with "Pilot Assist" were put through their paces as part of a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, road test.

The results weren't so grand. In tests for adaptive cruise control, or ACC, in four different scenarios and lane-keeping on three hills and three curves, the cars did much better on tracks than out on the road. Only the Tesla Model 3 stayed within the lane on all 18 trials for lane keeping.

Mashable article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, Safety, self-driving vehicles, vehicle safety

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