Posted August 14th, 2018 by Munley Law.
IIHS report on driver-assistance technology shows its flaws
New report from IIHS shows driver assist technology is still flawed and is no substitute for a fully attentive human driver. If you’re not paying attention, driver assist systems can even land you in a crash.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, known for their extensive crash testing and safety ratings, investigated just how reliable driver assistance technology is. Their findings varied by brand. But, the overall conclusion was that autonomous vehicle technology has a long way to go before human drivers can feel comfortable giving up the steering wheel.
The 2017 BMW 5-series, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2018 Tesla Model 3 and 2016 Model S, and 2018 Volvo S90 were evaluated.
What is driver assistance technology?
Driver assistance technology refers to the features in a car designed to help prevent collisions. […]Read More
Posted December 1st, 2017 by Munley Law.
Driverless vehicles are being tested on roads right now. The LA Times published that in a race to embrace driverless vehicles, Washington has cleared away regulatory hurdles for automakers and brushed aside consumer warnings about the risk of crashes and hacking. The NHTSA earlier this year published a voluntary policy on automated driving systems and said it is working on more policy. Basically, the industry is left to regulate itself.
Tesla’s new electric semi truck unveiled
Last week Tesla introduced a fully electric semi truck. The truck is equipped with Enhanced Autopilot, the second generation of Tesla’s semi-autonomous technology. It’s equipped with automatic braking, lane keeping, and lane departure warnings.
Pennsylvania personal injury firms such as Munley Law are concerned that enough testing is done on autonomous semi trucks before they are introduced onto public roadways. While the electric truck business is still in the early stages and won’t be prevalent for years, […]Read More