Driverless cars: Don’t ignore the human factor
Tesla Motors has announced what is thought to be the first fatal accident in one of its electric, self-driving cars that was under its own control. Details are unclear, Tesla said the accident happened on a divided highway when a tractor trailer, or articulated lorry, drove across the highway “perpendicular to” the car and continued. “Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied”, reports say.
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