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
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