There is no mistake that technology is becoming much more impressive over time. Many technological advances are put forth to make everyone’s life more convenient, but convenience does not mean perfection, and some of the best technological advances, such as self-driving cars, can still injure or kill while trying to protect. According to Business Insider, the issues with these vehicles is that they are unable to answer moral and ethical questions, such as whose life should be sacrificed in an unavoidable crash, which are questions humans would be able to answer based on the use of intuition. Because of this, analysts at Morgan Stanley have looked more into this issue.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation
Analysts’ Predictions on Waymo Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars are continuing to be perfected, and at some point, will be safer than cars driven by humans. Unfortunately, they are not yet perfect. According to analysts from Morgan Stanley, if Waymo were to operate a massive fleet of vehicles within the next five years, while the robotic drivers will be much safer than human drivers, they would still invariably cause accidents. According to Morgan Stanley, “by 2022, Waymo could have driven approximately 3.9 billion miles, assuming its fleet expands to 84,000 cars over that time” and could be the cause of approximately 50 deaths based on the current rate of automotive deaths. Even after requiring near perfection and though possibly 90% safer than human drivers, that could still mean five deaths every 3.9 billion miles. While self-driving cars are a way to reduce personal injury claims from negligent drivers, this does not mean that these accidents will never occur.
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Convenience and protection does not always mean perfection. Though self-driving cars are meant to protect, they can also cause injury and even death to others. If you have been in an accident, you deserve an attorney who is going to seek compensation for any injuries that you sustain. Contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney at Hornsby Watson & Hornsby to help you with your case.