Most of us are always excited about self-driving cars. But should you trust self-driving cars? To know more keep reading this news article. Car manufacturers such as Tesla and others are working harder towards pushing their Electronic Vehicles as well as self-driving vehicles.
However, in recent research which was conducted by the AAA shows that we cannot expect full safety on roads when we are concerned about self-driving cars. So, we can say that it will be too early concept for us to rely on fully autonomous driving tech.
In comparison to other vehicle manufacturers Tesla performed better. Whereas Ford and other vehicle manufacturer lagged. AAA has conducted 4 distinct types of tests to check the effectiveness of the self-driving technology in these cars.
What tests were conducted by AAA?
First of all, we should know what AAA is? Actually, AAA is a U.S. consumer and travel services organization. And it conducted a batch of four tests to find out how the self-driving technology tackle each case.
As per the Reuters, AAA used 4 test scenarios and they are:
- Overtaking a dummy car traveling in the same direction as the tested vehicle.
- Overtaking a dummy cyclist heading towards the same direction.
- Confronting a dummy car on a head-on collision course at 25 miles per hour.
- Avoiding a dummy bicycle rider crossing the test car’s path.
In the test Tesla Model 3, Subaru Forester and Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles were used. All of them offer self-driving technology to aid in the driving.
When talking about the first two tests all the three vehicles passed it easily. They all were able to overtake the vehicles without crashing. Even when they all overtook a small object such as a cyclist. However, the other two tests unveiled the existing loopholes present in the tech.
Subaru Forester and Hyundai Santa Fe did not slow down while confronting the dummy car in a head-on collision. Whereas on the other hand, Tesla model 3 slowed down to avoid the collision. This vehicle performed better than others and proved itself to be the lifesaver in detecting and preventing the head-on collision.
Also, for Subaru Forester, cyclist crossing the path appeared to be a tough one as it did not detect the cyclist five times in the test. No comments were provided by the Hyundai and Tesla on the test results. On the other hand, Subaru reached out and explained that they were looking forward to understand the method used in AAA testing. Furthermore, they didn’t share a detailed response about the results.
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