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driverless car A driverless car (sometimes called a self-driving car, an automated car or an autonomous vehicle) is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel between destinations without a human operator. To qualify as fully autonomous, a vehicle must be able to navigate without human intervention to a predetermined destination over roads that have not been adapted for its use. Companies developing and/or testing driverless cars include Audi, BMW, Ford, Google, General Motors, Volkswagen and
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  driverless car A driverless car (sometimes called a self-driving car  , an automated car  or an autonomousvehicle ) is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel between destinations without a humanoperator. To qualify as fully autonomous, a vehicle must be able to navigate without humanintervention to a predetermined destination over roads that have not been adapted for its use.Companies developing and/or testing driverless cars include Audi, BMW, Ford, Google, GeneralMotors, Volkswagen and Volvo.Google's test involved a fleet of self-driving cars -- six ToyotaPrii and an Audi TT -- navigating over 140,000 miles of California streets and highways. Asingle accident occurred during one of the infrequent occasions when a human was driving.Another test of over 1000 miles was completed successfully with no human intervention. Here’s how Google’s cars work:   ã   The “driver” sets a destination. The car’s software calculates a route and starts the car onits way. ã   A rotating, roof-mounted LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging - a technology similar toradar   ) sensor monitors a 60-meter range around the car and creates a dynamic3-D map  of the car’s current environment. ã   A sensor on the left rear wheel monitors sideways movement to detect the car’s positionrelative to the 3-D map. ã   Radar systems in the front and rear bumpers calculate distances to obstacles. ã   Artificial intelligence (AI   ) software in the car is connected to all the sensors and has inputfrom Google Street View and video cameras inside the car. ã   The AI simulates human perceptual and decision-making processes and controls actionsin driver-control systems such as steering and brakes. ã   The car’s software consults Google Maps for advance notice of things like landmarks andtraffic signs and lights. ã   An override function is available to allow a human to take control of the vehicle.Proponents of systems based on driverless cars say they would eliminate accidents caused bydriver error, which is currently the cause of almost all traffic accidents. Furthermore, the greaterprecision of an automatic system could improve traffic flow, dramatically increase highwaycapacity and reduce or eliminate traffic jams. Finally, the systems would allow commuters to doother things while traveling, such as working, reading or sleeping  Car Accidents   Prevention Strategies  Avoid the top ten driving errors.   #1 Wear a seatbelt and make sure it is buckled#2 Make sure child safety seats are used properly   #3 Don't take big risk #4 Pay attention to the road   #5 Don't Drink and drive   #6 If you are drunk use a designated driver because you mightlose your life   #7   Avoid the top ten Driving errors ã   Excessive speed   ã   Failure to wear a seatbelt   ã   Inattentiveness ã   Distraction inside the car   ã   Defensive driving techniques   ã   Incorrect assumptions about the other driver ã   Tail gating or not leaving enough space between drivers   ã   Not checking traffic before pulling out   ã   Passing without checking traffic   ã   Not checking for on coming cars when pulling awayfrom the curb   Back  Home    AEB to prevent a car accident claim Motor manufacturers and road safety experts take passenger safety very seriously. The main costin aroad traffic accidentis, of course, the enormous emotional impact of death and seriouspersonal injurycaused, but in monetary terms it is the ensuingcar accident claimthat an injured party will bring which takes a huge financial toll on insurers.Caraccident claims are made not only by the occupants of vehicles, but by pedestrians as well.According to Thatcham, the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, children are more likely tobe killed or seriously injured as pedestrians than as car passengers. In 2009, 62 per cent of children killed on roads in the UK were pedestrians.More than 7,000 pedestrians are killed annually and around 150,000 suffer seriouspersonalinjuryon EU roads. In the UK, more than 6,000 pedestrians are killed or seriously injured eachyear. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to preventcar accident claims  Sometimes drivers are less likely to see a pedestrian than they are another vehicle, and so thelikelihood of acar accidentincreases, however, AEB is a collision avoidance system designed toautomatically apply the brakes when a crash is imminent.Sensors at the front of the car survey the roadway ahead and if a potential collision is calculateddifferent levels of braking will be applied. When a collision is estimated with a far-time spanpartial autonomous braking will be applied – if the collision is deemed imminent, fullautonomous braking will occur.The AEB system will be activated when it is determined that the driver has not applied brakessufficiently to stop the vehicle and where he/she has not attempted to steer around the detectedobstacle.Some AEB systems are able to give pre-impact warning signals to a driver, so that as the threatof an impact increases, either audible, visual or haptic (tactile) warnings will be activated toafford the driver as much time as possible to react and, hopefully, avoid the collision withoutautonomous intervention.Thatcham says that AEB systems are not designed to completely halt crashes in all scenarios, butthey can hopefully mitigate the number of car accidents and the level of personal injuriessustained. Making acar accident claimwith YouClaim  Sadly, motor vehicle safety systems alone are unlikely to wipe out the risk of suffering apersonal injuryin acar accidentwhich was not your fault, and it is at such a time that you might require the services of an experiencedcompensation solicitorwho will be committed toachieving just recompense for your pain and suffering, and lost earnings.  When you contact YouClaim you can rest assured that yourcar accident claimwill be handledby leadingpersonal injury solicitorswho always have your best interests at the forefront of theirwork ethic and who will strive to achieve for you the most satisfactory conclusion possible inyour claim for compensation.Call YouClaim today on 0800 10 757 95 , use our mobile-friendly number 0333 240 0871 orcontact us via the internet by using our Live Help or Callback facilities.Whichever method you use to contact us you can be certain that our legal specialists will do theirbest to help you and our fully qualified and accreditedcar accident claimsolicitors will be readyto represent you should you decide to go forward with you claim.  Autonomous driving Autonomous driving, where drivers don’t interfere with their car but simply punch in adestination, is a long way off but the systems that make it possible are already beginning to beintroduced.With collision prevention systems, manufacturers are using radars, cameras and sensors tomonitor the road around them and brake accordingly to prevent an accident or at least reducetheir seriousness – much of the technology required to make road trains a reality is alreadypresent on cars.All the systems are geared up to allowing the driver to relax and become a passenger; howeverthere is a fear that too much active and passive safety technology can erode a driver’s skills andawareness.“With Volvo, the driver is always in control and we ensure that by making the technologyuncomfortable. With the auto brake system, the technology takes over very late where it’simpossible not to think that a collision is imminent,” says Broberg.“That means it’s designed to interact with drivers who have become distracted rather than those just testing it to its limits.”Volvo is sufficiently concerned that active and passive safety technologies could dull a driver’sreactions and skills when behind the wheel but, in keeping with its ‘thorough’ label, it isinvestigating the pros and cons of reduced driver inputs.“We’re currently collecting data from three million km of driving. Drivers will be tested at firstwithout the technology and then again when it has been added which should give us an idea of how, and if, drivers change their habits when the technology is engaged by drawing directcomparisons,” said Broberg.He continued, “Whether habits do or do not change is unclear yet but there is evidence to suggestthat with the lane departure system, for example, drivers use their indicator stick more frequentlybecause without it, the lane departure system will sound a warning which can become annoying.
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