Electronic driving systems don’t always work


Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.
The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn’t think that the systems make their vehicles self-driving, and that they should always be ready to take control.
The auto club tested the systems on four vehicles with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. All left their lanes unexpectedly at times. Three of the four would have failed to avoid a crash when the vehicle ahead of them changed lanes and a stopped vehicle was ahead.
Automakers generally say they tell owners that the systems are designed to assist drivers and are not autonomous vehicles.

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