The self-driving car market has experienced many recent improvements, including the addition of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The industry also plans to roll out completely autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the near future. As automakers continue to invest in AVs, car buyers are warming up to the idea of these vehicles in the marketplace. Earlier this year, CarGurus benchmarked its first self-driving car survey and learned that this year more consumers are excited about self-driving cars. We investigated to see what’s changing in consumers’ minds.(more…)
For the first time, a Google self-driving car is at fault for causing an accident.
On Valentine’s Day a Lexus RX 450h with Google’s self-driving technology leaned in a little too close to a city bus in Mountain View, California. The two vehicles collided at low speed.
Google has acknowledged at least 17 other accidents involving its cars, but this is the first time it has admitted at least some fault.
This news comes as a new AAA survey claims 75 percent of drivers wouldn’t feel safe in a self-driving car.
Automakers and tech companies are scrambling to make autonomous cars a reality, but are they forcing the issue before anyone is really ready for them?