Self-Driving Cars

An autonomous car, also known as a driverless car, driver-free car, self-driving car or robot car, is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Robotic cars exist mainly as prototypes and demonstration systems. Currently, the only self-driving vehicles that are commercially available are open-air shuttles for pedestrian zones that operate at 12.5 miles per hour (20.1 km/h).Autonomous vehicles sense their surroundings with such techniques as radar, lidar, GPS, and computer vision.
Posts about Self-Driving Cars
  • Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    …. Is Autopilot Safer? Elon Musk and Tesla strongly proclaim that the Autopilot feature makes driving safer. Musk even pointed out that Brown was the first fatality in 130 million miles of driving with the Autopilot activated. Compared to the overall U.S. rate of one fatality every 94 million miles, Tesla claims that the Autopilot is 38 percent safer than…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Eliminating Car Accident Deaths By 2040

    …. Certain companies, such as Uber, are even creating self-driving semi-trucks. These commercial vehicles will be speed-limited and more aware of their surroundings. Notable Statistics According to the United States Department of transportation, 17,775 people were killed in roadway accidents between January and June of 2016. That is a 10 percent…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • Number of Fatal Car Accidents Up 10% Over Last Year

    … be (and was) said about seat belts in the 1060s. We all know texting and driving is a serious problem, but unless we take steps to address the issue, the problem will only continue to get worse. While the implementation of stricter laws on drunk driving and safer lanes for bikes provide solutions to many traffic-safety issues, there is also a need for continuing…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • When Will Self-Driving Cars Be Fully Reliable?

    … Google is among several technology companies that are currently developing self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are clearly the future of transportation in the United States, but there is some question as to when self-driving cars will truly be ready for wide-scale use on American roads. One of the obstacles to their introduction, as recently…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 26 readers -
  • Self-Driving Cars Could Decrease Insurers’ Business

    …, contact an Illinois car accident attorney right away. Many cases involving personal injuries suffered in a car accident go to court, and you’ll want an experienced attorney by your side when negotiating with the driver who hit you and his or her insurance company. Call Staver Law Group at to learn how an Illinois car accident attorney from our law firm can help you or your loved one after an auto accident. The post Self-Driving Cars Could Decrease Insurers’ Business appeared first on Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer. …

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  • Subaru Incorporating New Technology to Reduce Accidents

    … of the car’s windshield, will then actually trigger the car to stop if the driver does not respond to the obstacle in its path. While not yet a substitute for paying attention while driving, Eyesight allows drivers to avoid accidents that may have otherwise been caused by problems like distracted driving. This new technology to reduce accidents…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
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