One of the newest improvements in vehicles is their self-driving capabilities. These autonomous cars can drive people wherever they desire and drivers only have to put the barest of effort into their driving. In theory, these vehicles would dominate the road and provide passengers with safe and easy transport.
In reality, however, these cars may be as dangerous, if not more, than the average car. And it’s not because people aren’t ready for self-driving cars, but because these cars may not be ready for the road. Here’s what you should know:
Their batteries are prone to overheating
In an ideal world, many investors and visionaries see a world where cars are gas-free. Driverless cars are just one step closer to that vision, frequently using batteries solely, or limited gas engines. These battery-operated cars may face difficulty if these batteries overheat, causing fires and putting passengers in danger of burns and chemical exposure.
They can develop programming errors
Programmers and manufacturers are still working out all the bugs that may appear in self-driving cars. Technology is still prone to human error and because of this drivers may be put into unprecedented situations. Just one minor coding error could cause a self-driving car to go haywire.
As is the case with any vehicle, self-driving cars can be unsafe. You may need to consider your legal options when dealing with a faulty vehicle.