Self-Driving Technology No Better Than Humans

The technology is safer in a straight line, but other conditions cause crashes at a higher rate...

A new report from Jalopnik notes that although companies continue to invest in self-driving technology, many systems still are no better than a human driver, especially under certain driving conditions.

The information comes from a new study release by the science journal, Nature. After analyzing over 35,000 accidents by humans and over 2,000 accidents from Advanced Driving Assistance Systems, the study found that ADAS systems are better in straight-line conditions. If the driving conditions require turns the ADAS systems were nearly 2 times more likely to crash. If the driving conditions happened at dawn of dusk the ADAS systems were more than five times more likely to crash. 

This  new data points towards the growing capabilities of self-driving technology, but the technology still lacks the capabilities of most drivers. 

Read the full report from Jalopnik here.

Pat Curtin

Pat Curtin is the managing editor of THE SHOP magazine.

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