Hands-Free Vehicles Are Coming, But Are We Ready?
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jun 08, 2015 in Car Accidents
Imagine getting into your car every morning to head to work and only having to push a button and your vehicle drives off on its own without any need for you to even touch the steering wheel.
This scenario may be closer to reality than you think with many automakers planning to equip new models with their own versions of hands-free driving as early as this summer.
With many claiming that the new technology is set to make roads safer, there is still plenty of risk in the new equipment and its integration onto the roads. If human or technological error causes you to become injured in an auto accident, Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice can help get you the compensation you deserve.
Call 877-877-2228 today for a free consultation.
Though hands-free driving may be the next best thing in automobiles, the technology is leaps and bounds ahead of regulators and the laws that are meant to keep our roads safe.
Most states do not have rules regulating the use of autonomous vehicles, and those that do are limited to research and testing.
Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it does not have the authority to prevent these new autonomous features from being on the road until something goes wrong. The regulator requires cited crashes and malfunctions that have already happened in order to have any say in the matter.
With autonomous vehicles looming in the very near future, regulators and consumers are left struggling to adjust to the changes.
If you are involved in a car accident and were badly injured, contact our auto accident attorneys today to see if you have a case. Our lawyers remain abreast of the latest technologies and are ready to help in any situation.
Our experienced team will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.