With the introduction of the driverless cars, everyone is asking the question that whether these future cars will save the drivers or the pedestrians in case of an accident. According to the Mercedes, its future self-driving cars will save the drivers first.
“If you know you can save at least one person, at least save that one. Save the one in the car,” said Christoph von Hugo, Mercedes manager of assistance systems, active safety, and ratings.
The company has said that 99 percent of its engineering work is to prevent these situations from happening at all. “We are working so our cars don’t drive into situations where that could happen and drive away from potential cases where those decisions have to be made.”
The self-driving cars feature very high-quality computer systems, cameras, and sensors. They also rely on the Internet services.
The cameras in the self-driving cars assist the drivers in getting in and out of the parking spaces and driveways. They can even detect the lanes and also recognise the traffic signals and automatically adjust their speed accordingly.
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The AI software in the self-driving vehicles understands the commands of the drivers, and in the next few years, this system will become the central element of all the cars on the road.