Self-Driving Vehicles Accidents
The term “self-driving cars” can be deceiving. While the term may seem to imply that the vehicle drives itself, it actually refers to the assistance the vehicle’s computer gives to the driver.
Self-driving cars are not immune from being involved in accidents. There have been several reports of self-driving Teslas being involved in deadly accidents since being introduced to the public.
Drivers of self-driving cars cannot just sit back and enjoy the ride. There are circumstances that require the driver to keep their hands on the wheel and pay attention to the road. There are also a variety of factors that can affect the self-driving mode, including speed, location, and traffic conditions.
Determining who is at fault for accidents involving self-driving cars can be difficult. While the manufacturer can be responsible, so can the driver of the self-driving vehicle. The drivers of these cars often have the ability to override controls and can make decisions that may have led to the accident occurring. It is also possible that a third party can be negligent, such as the company who maintained the self-driving system.