Nov 3, 2016

Autonomous Cars - The Ads Tell Us Why We Need Them ASAP

Autonomous Cars - The Ads Tell Us Why We Need Them ASAP

The drivers don't pay attention and swerve across lanes
Driver does not notice cars stopped ahead
The driver is too distracted to react to a car cutting in front of him
Pulling out of a spot without looking around

The list goes on and on in the commercials of cars with automatic braking, lane departure, and other tech systems:

2016 Volkswagen Passat: Dad, Stop! Commercial

2017 Volkswagen Passat: "On the Road Again"

Distracted Driving - Infiniti Q50 Commercial

2017 Kia Forte TV Commercial

Driving Pet Peeves - 8 things drivers do on the road that drives others crazy

With the cars becoming smarter and smarter and avoiding bumps and preventing accidents, it is becoming more evident that leaving the driving to the computer would be beneficial to humans. As per Tesla, the builder of fully electronic cars with Autopilot, their cars are able to prevent 50% of accidents on the road. That is a huge number if looking at the yearly statistics for crashes that are due to human error.
We have significant way to go before the road are open to fully autonomous cars, though it might be better for people if it is sooner rather than later.

Relates articles:
The Future Of Human-Independent Travel Is Almost Here
3 Hurdles That Remain For Long-Distance Automated Travel
Road Trips With Kids - What To Take Along

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