Technology vs. Safety in Today’s CarsMarch 16, 2018
Today’s cars are becoming more computerized and technologically advanced than ever before. From accident avoidance technology to the latest infotainment systems, almost every car manufacturer is developing new models that offer the latest and greatest in innovative technologies to provide improved safety, convenience, and comfort. However, in an age when distracted driving continues to be a major cause of car accidents nationwide, these advanced systems – while confusing to some – are incredibly appealing to others. Either way, the potential for distractions is a legitimate concern.
Tesla is one of many car manufacturers that is leading the way in advanced car technology. Tesla cars come equipped with a giant touch-screen display and other impressive automation technologies, including driver assistance and accident avoidance. Other companies have introduced cars that have parking assistance systems that alert the driver if they are becoming too close to an obstacle, and some models even include self-parking technology. Overall, car companies are making vehicles that they believe will provide safer, and more pleasant and comfortable, driving experiences.
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For drivers who enjoy and appreciate technology, these new features enable them to install a wide range of apps. This gives them the opportunity to have some fun with the vehicle’s entertainment system, and also provides them with the ability to understand everything their vehicle can do. For others, however, the technology may be overwhelming. When a car comes equipped with so many technologically advanced features, the systems are simply too complicated for some motorists. In addition, like a smartphone, the technology offered in many new models can be a significant source of distraction, particularly when the driver’s attention is on the flashy new screen rather than on the road.
Thanks to a wide range of improvements and technologies, there is no question that modern cars are safer than ever. However, when a driver’s attention is distracted even for a moment, it can have serious – even fatal – consequences. In the future, self-driving cars may take human error out of the equation and eliminate this problem for good. Until then, it is crucial that efforts be focused on ensuring that a vehicle’s interface, and how drivers interact with it, is as safe as possible.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Injured Victims
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest to contact the reputable and experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at your earliest convenience. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the details of your case to determine who is responsible for your injuries. If the other driver involved was distracted by one of the vehicle’s features at the time of the accident, we will hold them accountable for their actions and seek the maximum financial compensation you deserve. Protecting your rights is our top priority and we will not stop fighting for you until you are fully satisfied. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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