Motorists ‘are being misled by autonomous driving aids’ – report

By | June 11, 2018

Tesla and Nissan among carmakers criticised for setting ‘unrealistic expectations’

The marketing of driving assistance features such as Autopilot, ProPilot and others as “autonomous” is setting unrealistic expectations and causing dangerous driving, according to insurers and vehicle safety researchers.

In a report, Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) say that drivers are being lulled into a false sense of security by the marketing of new driver assistance features making their way into cars and costing upwards of £20,000.

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