There have been plenty of research studies dedicated to the fact that automated vehicles could help individuals prevent accidents on the road. That is because the computer technology behind the automated vehicles eliminates the possibility of human error.
That being said, a new research study out of the University of Michigan indicates that despite these potential advantages, individuals simply are not interested in the benefits of an automated car. This is because people remain concerned about their ability to control the vehicle.
More than 95% of respondents in the recent research study indicated that they would still want to have brake or gas pedal control as well as a steering wheel in the vehicle so that they could use these controls when they wanted to or take over from the automated computer system if they wished.
Google and other automated vehicle manufacturers, however, have already sounded off that allowing some type of human control could minimize some of the potential benefits associated with automated vehicles. According to the research study, only 15.5% of individuals were interested in having a fully automated self-driving vehicle.
The older the respondent was the less likely he or she was to embrace the technology, despite the fact that the elderly may be one of the biggest demographics to benefit from self-driving vehicles.
The primary benefit of self-driving cars, according to the developers, is that accident risk is minimized. Car accidents are a major cause of damage and injuries across not just New York, but all over the country. If you have recently been injured in a car accident and need advice, contact a New York personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights and how to move forward with a legal claim. Jayson Lutzky is an experienced Bronx, NY accident and personal injury attorney. He has helped recover millions for injured clients and offers free in-person consultations. Call 718-329-9500 for an appointment. Visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com to learn more about Jayson.