Self-driving vehicles may be the new frontier for American drivers, but they can still be involved in serious accidents. As more and more of these cars hit the roads, motorists may find themselves involved in dangerous crashes with autonomous vehicles.
Proponents of self-driving vehicles argue that the technology may reduce the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities on American roadways. The technology that makes vehicles autonomous is very sophisticated and goes through rigorous testing. However, a recent accident in Arizona indicates that self-driving vehicles may still be involved in crashes.
Another accident in Arizona
The van was not in autonomous mode during the accident; rather, it was under the manual control of its human driver. Nevertheless, the incident shows that vehicles that are equipped with self-driving capabilities may still be involved in serious accidents and contribute to injuries or fatalities.