Auto Safety Expert and Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Todd Tracy points out the technological glitches that can can autonomous vehicle car crashes.
Speaker: What do you say to people that say well we got planes on autopilot?
Todd: Planes on autopilot are a completely different environment because you are 35,000 feet or 40,000 feet and you don’t have vehicles right next to you, you don’t have a vehicle that is approaching you that is within feet of you. You got to remember the way the air traffic control systems work is if you get within 2,500 feet of a vehicle or of an airplane that is when their systems take place. When you are dealing with automobiles on streets, automobiles on highways, then it is a completely different environment because streets are very narrow, the sky is wide open.
Speaker: And they are working on driverless trucks now.
Todd: Well, you know, I mean that is what is really scary to me is because the driverless trucks, you already expected the truck driver; they have mandatory standards with regard to how many miles or how many hours they can work before they go to sleep. However, you know the systems with regard to you know, trucks, you are dealing with 80,000 pounds of potentially lethal weapons, okay. And they are not just going to take out one vehicle. If you an 18 wheeler driver that wrecks because of fatigue or because they are not focusing on the task at hand, they can wipe out about 5, 6, 10 vehicles besides killing themselves. So I am all for technology, don’t get me wrong but technology and the responsibility of a non-distracted driver, that is the key to technology and driving safety.
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