Driverless cars, autonomous vehicles or robot cars; whatever you’ve heard them called, cars that can drive themselves are becoming a reality. These vehicles hold the promise of drastically reducing auto accidents.
Most automakers are developing an autonomous vehicle model, according to FOX Business. These vehicles can run in a fully automated mode, allowing you to take your hands off the steering wheel and your foot off the pedals; you can even take your eyes and mind off the road.
The US government expects these autonomous vehicles to reduce auto accidents drastically. With an automated car, some of the following causes of car accidents are eliminated:
- Poor judgment
These autonomous vehicles should be able to determine when to slow down or stop, change lanes, and make other maneuvers to prevent and avoid auto accidents. If successful, these vehicles may be able to save thousands of lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of injuries every year.
If you live in or around Orlando, Florida and have been in an auto accident caused by someone else, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation.