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Self-driving cars likely won't prevent every car crash, study says - Roadshow

1 month ago   |   By CNET

While self-driving cars won't get distracted or drive drunk, that only accounts for a third of wrecks that occur, according to the insurance industry.
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Self-driving cars still won't prevent the most common car accidents, according to a new study

Self-driving cars still won't prevent the most common car accidents, according to a new study

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Self-driving car technology has long been lauded for its ability to prevent crashes related to human error.
So the logic goes: If you remove people from the equation, far fewer crashes will happen.
But that doesn't take into account the unexpected, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says, nor does it account for the way that self-driving systems are built.
About two-thirds of all crashes in the study would still have occurred even if every car on the road were a "fully self-driving" vehicle.
"For self-driving vehicles to live up to their promise of eliminating most...
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