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Modern Driver-Assistance Technology 'Far From Reliable': AAA Study


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Advanced driver assistance systems look in all directions.

Advanced driver assistance technology automating steering and braking in a growing number of vehicles is not providing reliable safety benefits, according to a new study by the American Automobile Association.

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A study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) found that existing advanced driver-assistance technology does not provide reliable safety benefits.

AAA researchers evaluated a 2019 BMW X7 with Active Driving Assistant Professional, a 2019 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise, a 2019 Ford Edge with Co-Pilot360, a 2020 Kia Telluride with Highway Driving Assist, and a 2020 Subaru Outback with EyeSight technology.

The study found these systems recording disruptions and disengaging about every eight miles in response to scenarios they were not engineered to manage.

Although lane-centering and changing technology performed better on a test course with clear lane markings, the systems comprised 73% of all disengagements in real-world situations.

The AAA team described the technology as "far from 100% reliable," and urged automakers to improve the systems or risk alienating consumers.

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