Automated technologies may take the stress and boredom out of the daily commute, but current systems designed to keep vehicles from drifting over the center line or onto the shoulder still don’t all work well enough to inspire trust.
Drivers have to accept assistive technologies and use them correctly in order to make driving safer. Some drivers in the IIHS study felt insulted when the car made corrective choices for them.
“Across all the vehicles we tested, the drivers had more faith in the automated systems’ ability to maintain a steady speed and a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of them than their ability to keep them safely in the center of their lane,” says IIHS Senior Research Scientist Ian Reagan.
Read the article at IIHS.