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Autonomous vehicles have higher chances of crashing

A new study conducted at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute revealed that autonomous or driverless vehicles have higher risks of being involved in accidents when compared to traditional vehicles, USA Today reported on October 31.

According to researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, the rate of robotic vehicles being involved in accidents is five times higher than that of human operated vehicles. Despite the fact that self-driven cars tend to travel at lower speeds, researchers found that injury rates related to accidents involving these vehicles were also about four times higher than those involving conventional cars.

One interesting thing that researchers found while exploring this subject was the fact that self-driving cars were very rarely ever at fault for the accidents. In nearly every case, the collisions were caused by human drivers making errors.

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