Smart cars speak a language that drivers don’t understandJune 25, 2019
Most cars these days come with automatic driver assistance systems. However, as revealed by a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), many drivers do not understand that the car requires them, or misinterpret the messages of the system.
As a result, IIHS calls two hazards: technologies that create false expectations, as well as drivers who simply don’t understand what cars warn them about.
As an example of such a technology, the autonomous system Tesla Autopilot was named. First of all, the name was criticized, which “signals the driver that he can turn his thoughts and eyes on something else.” Thus, almost half (48%) of the 2000 drivers surveyed reported that the Autopilot allows you to move safely when the driver takes his hands off the wheel and does other things. Moreover, 6% said that the system allows the driver to take a nap while driving. Meanwhile, Tesla instructs the driver to keep his hands strictly on the steering wheel and not be distracted while driving, because the Autopilot is not really autonomous technology these days.
As another example, brought the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class dashboard, which comes with the Drive Pilot system. The study shows that most owners knew about adaptive cruise control, which changes speed depending on driving conditions. They turned on the technology, following the car in front, but when he turned off the road, they did not even know how to brake them now.
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