Semi-autonomous technologies are popping up across the automotive market, though capabilities vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. A new study by AAA finds that they don’t always work as well as planned.
Echoing an earlier study conducted in 2018, the latest report indicates that these semi-autonomous systems encounter one “issue” or another on an average of every eight miles. One of the biggest problems was keeping a vehicle in its lane but, in a significant number of cases, the partially automated vehicles wound up hitting a simulated broken-down vehicle.
“With the number of issues we experienced in testing, it is unclear how these systems enhance the driving experience in their current form,” AAA’s automotive engineering director Greg Bannon said. “In the long run, a bad experience with current technology may set back public acceptance of more fully automated vehicles in the future.”
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.