November 5th, 2015
The future for driving in a completely autonomous car seems exciting but is not necessarily the safest way. We speak with Keith Moore, CEO of insurance site CoverHound about where the responsibility lies in a driverless car accident, whether autonomous vehicles can be more human-like, and why he sees semi-autonomous vehicles as the future.
Can human drivers and autonomous vehicles mix?
I think they can absolutely mix. There is going to be a lot of semi-autonomous advancements happening in between now and whenever we have do have autonomous vehicles on the road. Google is not the only one doing this and is definitely not the first. John Deere, a company in the US has had autonomous vehicles for over a decade. [It also mandates a driver behind the wheel or at the controls at all times]. Its vehicles have been used not necessarily on public roads but on farms so there is a lot of pre-existing data and technology that's showing that autonomous vehicles can be very productive when used correctly.