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Self-driving vehicles likely to be involved in accidents

According to a new study, self-driving cars have a higher chance of being involved in collisions compared to vehicles that are actually operated by humans, a USA Today article stated on October 31.

In the study titled “A Preliminary Analysis of Real-World Crashes Involving Self-Driving Vehicles,” Michigan researchers found that the self-driving vehicles currently being tested on public roads are involved in five times as many wrecks as human-operated vehicles. The study took into account the discrepancy between the number of self-driving cars being tested and the number of human-operated cars being driven on the roads today when coming up with the statistic.

The study noted that the self-driving vehicles were never the cause of the accidents, and that the vehicles never lost control or made an error — although human operators were always riding in the vehicles in case the need to take over ever arose.

While the eventual hope of self-driving cars is that their widespread use will eradicate car accidents, the recent evidence proves that cars have a long way to go before they are rendered completely safe. In the meantime, if you have been injured in an auto accident in Wisconsin, our personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier ® are prepared to help you. Call 800-242-2874 today to learn more.

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