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The Future Is (Almost) Here

 Thursday, October 28, 2021

 CLM Magazine

We drive in interesting times. A paradigm shift in driving technology hovers on the horizon, and it might end the era of human drivers. But, for most of us, those self-driving vehicles will not be parked in our driveways anytime soon.

There are real-world tests of autonomous driving systems going on around us everyday, but they are, as of yet, in experimental phases.

And while the latest vehicle models are stocked with a slew of microprocessor-driven sensors and tech, they do not eliminate human input from the driving task.

Despite that reality, there are consumers who expect that the latest vehicle models will take the driving burden from them, which means there is a dangerous knowledge gap between driverless-car hype and actual vehicle capabilities.

That lack of understanding can lead to crashes, injuries, and damage claims. Recent research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that driver understanding of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) does not keep up with the evolution of those technologies.