Unmanned aerial vehicles can avoid only 34% of all accidents. Man still controls better
Unmanned aerial vehicles can avoid only 34% of all accidents. Man still controls better. This conclusion was made by researchers from the Institute for Road Loss Data (IIHS-HLDI) and the Institute for Road Safety Insurance. The results of their work are published on the IIHS website.
Modern technologies of autonomous driving are not capable of 100% guarantee passengers safety. As before, the driver who is driving the drone should be careful to keep his hands on the wheel and not take his eyes off the road. The researchers analyzed all traffic accidents and made a classification from a sample of 5,000 accidents. It turned out that cars with automatic control, despite the fact that they do not suffer from distraction, impaired visibility, or poor health due to the use of drugs or alcohol, cause 10% of these 5,000 malfunctions.
40% of the total number of accidents are associated with the adoption of incorrect decisions, especially those associated with speeding or illegal turns, as well as deliberate actions of drivers. In addition, there are accidents due to the fact that drivers erroneously predict what a pedestrian or other vehicle will do, as well as problems with mechanical characteristics, such as excessive compensation or incorrect evasion.