Though they were once only envisioned in the far-off future or science fiction, vehicles with various automated features are now common on roadways in Arkansas and throughout the US. A December 22, 2019 article from Forbes covered the current status in the auto industry and the advanced technologies that new car shoppers may want to look for in 2020, including artificial intelligence (AI). The author also laid out some of the benefits of self-driving cars, such as fewer traffic hassles, easier parking, and reduced instances of road rage.
J. Timothy Smith, a founding partner at Elliott & Smith Law Firm in Fayetteville, AR noted that “Even the highest levels of technology cannot prevent crashes because – while your car may be automated – there are plenty of other vehicles on the road that aren’t. Plus, technology isn’t 100 percent reliable. The same glitches, viruses, and other issues that are frustrating when you’re at your computer can also occur when you’re behind the wheel of the car.”
As such, though AI and related technologies continue to improve toward Level 5, no amount of automation in self-driving cars can eliminate collisions. Fortunately, liability and other legal concepts will still allow injured victims to seek monetary damages for their losses.