Real-world testing shows driverless vehicles face some fairly significant speed bumps.
The study index is based on six unique attributes of consumer comfort with fully automated, self-driving vehicles.
The skilled diagnostic technician is a critical piece to all repairs in both the collision and mechanical segments.
Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and GM all have autonomous vehicles in the works for next year.
Repairers are being advised to buckle up and get ready for the technology tidal wave that’s about to hit the auto industry. The question is: How soon will it get here?
The companies – Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen – say it’s the largest report to date on how to build, test and operate a safe automated vehicle.
Skanda Vivek, a postdoctoral researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, recently presented the findings of his new paper where he argues that internet-connected autonomous vehicles are not only hackable but that hacking even a small percentage of the self-driving cars currently on the road in the U.S.’s largest city could completely stop the flow of traffic and impede the effectiveness of emergency vehicles.
The research projects will focus on the impact of advanced technology on broader road safety trends and the interaction between humans and machines, the automaker noted.
As a House subcommittee considered more than a dozen bills proposing various federal standards for self-driving vehicles, the group Consumer Watchdog expressed concern that a federal proposal to pre-empt state safety regulations “would leave a regulatory void without meaningful safety protections.”
The state only will approve manufacturers of autonomous vehicle technology or companies working with those manufacturers.
95 Percent Of U.S. Car Miles Could Be Traveled In Self-Driving, Electric Or Shared Vehicles By 2030, RethinkX Report Says
The report details how the approval of autonomous vehicles will unleash a market grab by existing and new ride-share companies, which will abandon internal combustion engines for A-EVs for purely cost reasons.
With the exception of Gen Y, all other generational groups are becoming more skeptical of self-driving technology, which poses a new challenge to car manufacturers and technology developers, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Tech Choice Study.