Glenda Mitchell Law Firm

Georgia: 770-800-1520

South Carolina: 864-326-3073

Call Us When You Have Been Hurt

The future of driverless cars

Georgia motorists who are curious about self-driving cars may have to wait a little longer to see them on highways in any great numbers, and some experts say much more testing is needed. Google has been testing autonomous cars since 2009, and Uber began doing so in 2016.

However, Uber was first banned from testing in California after several of its cars ran red lights, and it suspended its program altogether after a pedestrian was killed in Arizona in 2018. However, several manufacturers, including GM, Ford and Toyota, as well as a company called Waymo, formerly part of Google, are developing driverless cars. In contrast to Uber's cars, which had trouble meeting a goal of traveling 13 miles without driver intervention, Waymo says its drivers only need to take control every 5,600 miles on average.

While for ride-sharing companies, profit is a motive for developing self-driving cars, there is also an argument that they will significantly reduce motor vehicle accidents since most of them are the result of human error. However, some experts caution that this will require around 10 years or more of testing. The software used in self-driving cars is very complex. Furthermore, there may be additional federal and state regulations. For example, California requires driverless cars to meet certain minimum standards for safety and notification.

It may be years before drivers and insurance companies have to worry about determining who is at fault if an autonomous car malfunctions, but many cars on the road already have features such as automatic braking and collision warnings. Despite these safety features, drivers still make mistakes that result in serious car accidents. Getting adequate compensation can be critical for people who are not at fault and who suffer catastrophic injuries in such an accident, and having an attorney's assistance can be advisable.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact The Firm

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Greenville Office
33 Market Point Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Phone: 864-326-3073
Map & Directions

Cartersville Office
807 N. Tennessee Street
Suite 104
Cartersville, GA 30120

Phone: 770-800-1520
Fax: 770-234-4112
Map & Directions

Dallas Office
234 Parkmont Way
Dallas, GA 30132

Phone: 770-800-1520
Fax: 770-234-4112
Map & Directions

  • Cartersvile Office
  • Dallas Office
  • Greenville Office

Keep In Touch

Review Us