Electronic driver assist systems may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.
The word “pilot” by automakers in naming their systems can make some owners believe the vehicles can drive themselves. Drivers should always be ready to take control.
“These systems are made as an aid to driving, they are not autonomous, despite all of the hype around vehicle autonomy,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering. “Clearly having ‘pilot’ in the name may imply a level of unaided driving, which is not correct for the current state of the development of these systems.”
Read the article at The Detroit News.