A new survey suggests drivers don’t know enough about the limitations of semi-autonomous cars and that could spell danger on the roads.
Robyn Robertson is President & CEO, Traffic Injury Research Foundation. She tells the Alberta Morning News, while some new cars can detect obstacles and automatically stop, there’s a lot they can’t do.
“Those split second changes in the environment that you have to respond to in order to avoid a collision, that’s what the technology can’t do consistently, and certainly in bad weather conditions or bad road conditions,” she says.
Robertson says because of this knowledge-gap, the technology could even make the roads more dangerous.
That’s as drivers indulge in more distracted driving and other bad habits behind the wheel. (ms, scb)