Would Driverless cars cut RTA or cost more in product liability?; If you have suffered from an RTA contact us now for advice on your claim. Thousands of accidents happen each year and many are eligable for compensation.
As the future comes knocking the anticipation for driverless cars overlaps our current mechanics and sets our destination to auto-pilot.
Many believe that Driverless cars will change history including the rates of road accidents. Inventors have referred to them as “safety technology” and believe that it will help to save millions of lives especially as a large percent of accidents occur due to the fault of a driver.
The cars are described to be more focussed and therefore less likely to be the cause of a rear end bump a scrape when parking or a fatal injury. It would also mean accidents due to speeding would be completely eradicated.
The Google driverless car has been reported to only ever encounter two accidents – one a car crash and the other a rear end bump. However it has been stated that both incidents were the fault of the other cars – driven by humans.
However others disagree with the phenomenon of driverless cars. They state that the people who make mistakes and cause accidents will be the same people with the ability to make mistakes manufacturing the software. After all it only takes one faulty switch to end up in a deathly crash!
Robotcar developed by Oxford University and Nissan is controlled by external sensors and computer power activated by an Ipad on the dashboard.
AN IPAD? We hear you say. Yes our thoughts exactly. Daily we work with computers that freeze loose connection and endure system failures. There could be no guarantee against failure; accidents therefore seem inevitable and in the case of a driverless car there would be no one to blame?
Not to mention that in terms of legality they are not legitimate because the law at present in every State “assumes the existence of a driver responsible for conduct of a vehicle.”
Were the cars to be adapted to roads they would face much scrutiny due to their potential for danger. This means that every problem that was to occur would be answered with demands to ban the cars until every single problem was fixed. If lives were lost it would eclipse the numerous lives that may have been saved by driverless cars.
Another cause for concern is the ability to hack software. Those with enemies would certainly need to watch out! A sudden twist off a cliff edge scheduled by a foe could leave you and your family left for dead.
If you have suffered from an RTA contact us now for advice on your claim. Thousands of accidents happen each year and many are eligable for compensation.