A Growing Number of Drivers Have Concerns About Driverless Cars

March 14, 2023, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

worried man wringin handsThe development of autonomous or driverless cars has been a topic of discussion for many years. With companies like Tesla, Google, and Uber investing heavily in this technology, it is clear that self-driving cars are becoming a reality. However, as more and more of these vehicles hit the road, concerns about their safety are growing. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons behind these concerns.

Lack of human judgment

One of the biggest concerns about driverless cars is the lack of human judgment. Humans make quick decisions based on their experiences and intuition. They can read the road, identify potential hazards, and adjust their driving accordingly. Autonomous cars, on the other hand, rely on sensors, cameras, and algorithms to navigate the road. While these technologies have come a long way in recent years, they are still not perfect. There are still situations where the car's software may not be able to identify an obstacle or may misinterpret a situation, leading to a potential accident.

Cybersecurity risks

Another concern with driverless cars is cybersecurity. These vehicles are essentially computers on wheels, and as such, they are vulnerable to hacking. Hackers could potentially take control of a driverless car and cause it to malfunction, leading to an accident. They could also steal sensitive data from the car's onboard computers, such as the driver's location and personal information. With the increasing number of cyber-attacks around the world, cybersecurity is a real concern for driverless car technology.

Regulatory issues

The regulations surrounding driverless cars are still in their infancy. There is a lack of uniformity among different states and countries, which can make it difficult for companies to navigate the regulatory landscape. This lack of clarity can also make it difficult for consumers to understand their rights and responsibilities when using autonomous cars. Additionally, there are still questions about who would be held liable in the event of an accident involving a driverless car. Without clear regulations, it is difficult to ensure the safety of autonomous vehicles.

Infrastructure challenges

The infrastructure needed to support driverless cars is also a concern. Autonomous cars rely on a complex network of sensors, cameras, and communication technologies to function properly. For these vehicles to be safe, the infrastructure needs to be in place to support them.

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