Americans all say the same thing about autonomous cars killing Tesla when they reveal their true feelings
A NEW AAA survey found 68 percent of people are afraid of self-driving vehicles, up 13 percent from last year.
Over-reliance on autonomous (self-driving) technology and driverless accident reports have been highlighted as key factors contributing to motorists’ growing concerns.
AAA representative Greg Brannon called in a press release: “We did not expect such a dramatic loss of confidence from previous years.
“Although this is not entirely surprising given the number of high-profile accidents that have occurred due to over-reliance on current vehicle technologies.”
American drivers regularly eat and write behind the wheel, despite the lack of truly driverless technology in the auto industry.
In 2014, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) created a ranking system for automation capabilities in self-driving cars.
These autonomous rankings are graded from 0 to 5.
Most driverless technologies in cars exist at autonomy level 2.
Level 2 self-driving vehicles are usually equipped with advanced driver assistance systems [ADAS] which under certain circumstances can control steering, braking and acceleration, Heavy electronics reports.
A new learn from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied the behavior of motorists when using level 2 self-driving systems.
The survey included 604 participants whose behavior was analyzed by General Motors (GM) Super Cruise, Nissan/Infiniti ProPILOT Assist and Tesla Autopilot Level 2 from January 2021 to November.
All three groups in the study were more likely to perform tasks with their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel when Level 2 autonomous technology was active.
The public has also witnessed several recalls related to the self-driving Tesla over the past year.
Earlier this month, Tesla recalled 362,758 vehicles equipped with its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta version over serious crash risk concerns.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the system allows vehicles to exceed speed limits or drive through intersections unlawfully or unpredictably.
FSD operates at autonomy level 2 instead of level 5, which led to California banning Tesla from advertising the driverless software name in the state.
In January 2022, Tesla recalled 53,822 vehicles over concerns that its FSD system automatically rolled through stop signs.
The electric car maker responded to both of these FSD recalls with remote over-the-air software updates.
Many of the recent accidents involving self-driving vehicles can be considered high profile due to their dramatic nature.
In January, a Tesla claiming to be in FSD mode caused a massive pile-up after unexpectedly hitting the brakes in a busy San Francisco tunnel.
Fox shared News of AAA’s recent poll on Twitter, prompting readers to share their thoughts on the study’s findings.
A Twitter user wrote: “Thank God [survey participants fear [driverless cars].
“At least some of us have common sense and intuition.”
Another Twitter account commented: “No computer drives me. I will keep my petrol car with 6-speed manual gearbox.”
But a third Twitter user wrote: “Most riders feared motorized carriages when they debuted. We adapt.
“Technology will improve. But I’m not saying it will be a smooth transition.”
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