Technology designed to make driving more fully automated has evolved in recent years, but it really hasn’t improved safety much, according to new research.
Currently, active driving assistance systems, also known as Level 2 automation, do less to assist drivers and more to interfere, and are “far from 100% reliable,” according to the AAA automotive group, which released its latest findings on automated vehicles earlier this month. In real-world driving situations, for example, vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems on average experienced some type of issue every eight miles.
“AAA has repeatedly found that active driving assistance systems do not perform consistently, especially in real-word scenarios,” Greg Brannon, director of automotive engineering and industry relations for the AAA, said in a statement. “Manufacturers need to work toward more dependable technology, including improving lane keeping