Nonprofit organization AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, dealing with the problems of road safety, published the results of a study on electronic assistants. The findings are disappointing: most systems need to be upgraded, it is not possible to rely, as they fail under conditions approximately every 12 miles.
In tests AAA Foundation attended the BMW X7, the Cadillac CT6, the Ford Edge, KIA Telluride and Subaru Outback, equipped with active cruise control and hold function in the band. Tests were executed in private venues and on normal roads. And if in the first case, most systems showed good results in real conditions every 12-13 kilometers was any problem.
Most often, failures in the work of the assistants led to travel outside the lanes or the incorrect positioning of the vehicle within the boundaries of the markup: for example, he was shifted to the left or to the right, clinging to the other machines. In addition, specialists AAA found that in models where electronics manages acceleration and braking, and steering, the active system may suddenly shut down, and the driver always manages to take it over.
“Active driver assistance system designed to make roads safer, but in fact these technologies are at an early stage of development, says Greg Brannon, Director of automotive division of AAA. – With the number of errors is absolutely unclear how they can improve something, but it is obvious that in the long term, a negative experience will drive people away from full-on drones.”