Recently, the Obama administration pledged to invest funds to further the
research and development of self-driving cars due to increased efforts
of technology companies and automakers. Although self-driving cars are
predicted to be on the road within the next 10 years, most major cities
have not created long-term plans with these autonomous vehicles in mind.
As of now, the proposed budget for the next year will be $4 billion, which
is to be distributed over a decade in order to:
- Produce research projects
- Conduct testing
- Create infrastructures to improve technologies
How Can Self-Driving Cars Create Safer Roads?
According to research, in 2015, about 25,000 fatalities caused in car accidents
could have been prevented if driverless technologies were available for
use. Many sources believe these self-driving cars can keep roads safer
due to the following:
- Self-driving cars can react faster than humans can.
- Autonomous vehicles can prevent distracted driving collisions.
- Sensors in these cars can stop the vehicles before accidents occur.
- These vehicles can improve the flow of traffic.
The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP Can Defend You
At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, our New York
product liability lawyers are passionate about making the roads safer for everyone. That is why
we support the production of these self-driving vehicles. However, we
recognize technologies can, at times, fail and leave people in harm’s
way. If you or someone you love is injured due to a mechanical failure or
defective automobile product, get in touch with our team right away. We can examine your case in detail
and determine who should be held liable for your injuries and damages.
At our firm, we do not believe any person deserves to suffer physical
pain or emotional damages due to another entity.
Put experienced representation on your side of the courtroom today by calling
our New York product liability attorneys at The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP.