NHTSA Finds 400 Auto-Pilot Driving Crashes

Emerging trends and lack of data have the administration concerned.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released statistics showing that 400 crashes in the last 10 months were caused by driver reliance on automated driver-assist systems. Legislators are concerned that this data signals unethical “beta testing” of the technology on the public, but the agency says they are looking to find more data on just how many drivers use driver-assist technology in their vehicles.

“This will help our investigators quickly identify potential defect trends that can emerge,” said NHTSA Administrator Steven Cliff. “These data will also help us identify crashes that we want to investigate and provide more information about how people in other vehicles interact with the vehicles.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the officials of the NHTSA as they investigate the collisions.
  • For safety for American drivers on the nation’s roads and highways.
  • For Administrator Cliff to seek God’s guidance as he oversees the agency.

Sources: AP, Reuters


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