71% of motorists WRONLY think autonomous cars are on sale today

Driver assistance systems in cars ‘dangerously confuse’ motorists into thinking they are autonomous vehicles, safety groups warn

  • 71% of motorists wrongly believe self-driving cars are already on sale
  • This is because many are confusing driver assist features – like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist – as autonomy 
  • Controlled tests revealed that assist systems couldn’t avoid all crashes
  • Euro NCAP and Thatcham both said drivers need to be alert at all times 

Source: 71% of motorists WRONLY think autonomous cars are on sale today

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