No One Knows What a Self-Driving Car Is, And It's Becoming a Problem

No One Knows What a Self-Driving Car Is, And It's Becoming a Problem

Thu, 10/12/2017

An MIT AgeLab study on consumer perceptions of advanced vehicle technologies is profiled in Wired, including thoughts from researchers Bryan Reimer and Hillary Abraham.

In a report published last month, AgeLab researchers surveyed 450 participants about the functionality of semiautonomous features that are either currently available or about to come on the market. They found bewilderment.

The majority of respondents couldn't estimate the features’ capabilities based only on their names.

That confusion could easily turn dangerous, creating situations where drivers get into cars without understanding their responsibilities behind the wheel.

Read the full article here.

 

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