29 May '15, 3pm

Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

There are many plausible reasons to believe that self-driving cars are safer than those operated exclusively by humans. One is Google’s recent announcement that the 11 incidents its autonomous autos have been involved in can all be attributed solely to human interaction. But the technology is still nascent, and the potential for pitfalls is alarming. A newly released video shows a group of besuited journalists testing out Volvo’s fancy new self-parking feature: the car gently reverses itself, waits, and then accelerates rapidly into two soon-to-be-bruised men. The cause of this horrific event? The XC60 in question apparently wasn’t equipped with the “Pedestrian Detection” feature—that option requires an extra fee.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/self-parking-volvo-crashes-into-peop...

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