Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems
DETROIT (AP) — An insurance industry group is warning that cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued the warning Tuesday after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The upshot is while they could save your life, the systems can fail under many circumstances.
The systems didn’t stop for stationary objects or steered out of the lane lines during the tests, requiring driver intervention. But the institute still found that they have safety benefits when human drivers are paying attention.