Autopilot Protects Model S From Collision
Future technology will include self-driving cars and other similar technologies. Every day, news reports feature about another auto maker or tech company joining the automated car industry. They are always looking for the next breakthrough. For more information on how self-driving technology can improve safety, see our take on the future of automated driving. Many have wondered whether self-driving cars and the technology that goes with them, will create more problems than they solve. There have been many self-driving cars that have successfully traveled across the country. Testing has also been successful with very few accidents.
A recent video of the Tesla Model S's dash has been released. The autopilot was activated and saved the driver and car from a collision on the highway with a utility truck. Almost 45,000 motor vehicles were involved in collisions in 2021. A similar number is expected for 2022, though data is still being gathered. Autopilot features that assist drivers in avoiding collisions could save more lives than a car's brakes. They may also save up to 2,000 lives each year. Autopilot features will bring great benefits to the transportation industry and personal travel. They can cut down on delays caused by collisions, as well as improve personal travel by helping drivers navigate unfamiliar terrain. The entire incident was captured by the Model S camera.