Autonomous vehicle safety versus perception
It could be argued that accidents involving autonomous vehicles are currently being over-reported when compared to accidents involving human drivers. Hussey-Fraser, a law firm specializing in personal injury, wanted to find out more about what autonomous vehicles mean for safety on the road.
Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?
54% of U.S. drivers feel less safe sharing the road with self-driving cars.
78% of U.S. drivers are afraid of riding in a self-driving car.
As 81% of car crashes are caused by human error, artificial intelligence technology may eliminate much of the danger. Experts believe that AV technologies are strongly likely to improve road safety than worsen it.
For example, drunk driving incidents would decrease as there would be no designated driver needed when the car drives itself.