Autonomous Cars Could Reduce Insurance Costs By 80 Percent
|   Saturday, November 09, 2013
The absence of human error and sharing the insurance with the car manufacturer could decrease the price of insurance policies by 80 percent for cars that drive themselves, concludes a United States study.

The advantages and disadvantages of autonomous machines are discussed in detail during this period in the auto industry, and the development of cars which drive themselves continues also.

If initial studies show that one in five American drivers would trust to be be led by an autonomous car without problems, the percentage of those who would consider the possibility of buying this type of car increases up to a fantastic 90 percent when the participants in the survey are informed that the price of the insurance policies would decrease by 80 percent.


"Our survey shows cheaper insurance will greatly influence consumer acceptance," said CarInsurance.com managing editor Des Toups. "Some of the liability of operating a car will doubtless be assumed by the manufacturer," he said. "But a lot of the decrease in rates could come simply because there would be many fewer accidents."

According to analyzes conducted by the Americans, the biggest problem that exists at this time in the adoption of autonomous cars is connected to the lack of confidence in the systems that take control of the car. Thus, 64 percent of the 2,000 drivers surveyed considered that computer systems are not able to make decisions as good as humans, while 75 percent of respondents consider that the driver perform better than a computer could.

"The manufacturer of an autonomous car could be responsible for all damages caused by a malfunction -- not just those of the other vehicle," lawyer Thomas J. Simeone says. "So, whereas today we see one driver suing another, we could see both drivers seeking damages from the manufacturer due to a defect."

Another interesting question to the drivers has been one related to the activities that they would undertake, while the autonomous car would go from home to the office. 26 percent of those participated in the survey say they would talk to friends and they stay on the Internet, 21 percent would read, 10 percent would sleep and 7 percent would work more.

The most active producers in the area of autonomous cars are Volvo, Tesla, Audi, BMW, Toyota and Nissan. These manufacturers have announced that they will launch in the coming years cars that will take control of the wheel under certain conditions. In addition, Google is testing since four years ago systems that allow running autonomous cars. The American company has announced that it will launch its own system of this type by 2018. Also, General Motors and Daimler will develop similar systems by 2020.

"At GM, we recognize that autonomous vehicles will require robust safeguards," says John Capp, GM director of Global Active Safety Electronics and Innovation. "By studying driver behavior in automated driving scenarios we are better able to identify the types of driver assistance and safety features that automated cars will need."
PHOTO GALLERY
Comments:
Name required * Email required Email not valid *
Comment required *

Latest news
Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:30:31 Nissan is present at the Detroit Auto Show with a compact concept SUV called...
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:25:17 Another Hyundai premiere at the Detroit Auto Show is the new Veloster N,...
Friday, August 17, 2018 10:20:24 The South Koreans from Kia presented at the Auto Show in Detroit the new...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:15:59 After a massive promotion campaign, the US subdivision of Hyundai has officially...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:05:55 Acura boasted that the new RDX is 100% made in the United States and is...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 09:54:10 At the core of the new VW Jetta is the MQB platform, which is already used...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 09:50:38 General Motors held the world premiere for the new generation Chevrolet...
Monday, August 13, 2018 09:45:39 The Ram Trucks brand, currently belonging to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,...
Sunday, August 12, 2018 09:39:52 Ford brought the new generation mid-size Ranger pick-up at the Detroit Auto...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 09:34:13 At the Auto Show in Detroit, American car manufacturer Ford celebrates the...