Levels of Automation in Vehicles
In May 2013, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a policy on automated vehicles wherein they have setted levels to define automation levels 0 up to 4. Automation levels increases from non-automated up to a fully automated vehicle at level 4.
In this blog, we are going to discuss these levels and what does a vehicle characterized as according to its automation level for people to understand it and utilize this small knowledge to their injury claims involving automated vehicles.
In 2016, NHTSA's automation levels was superseded with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) with an addition of level 5 automation. This blog's information will be according to SAE's automation levels as it is updated and relevant given with today's car features. Both didn't have conflict on merging their ideas and agreed on the 6 levels of automation identified as:
In accidents involving cars with automated features, it is important to consider what factors that could account into causing the accident if it is either caused by a factor related or unrelated to autonomous driving and it not, then a driver of a vehicles who seemed to caused the accident could be liable. But, if the accident was caused by a defective sensor, then the manufacturer or maintenance company could be charged liable.
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of possibly a driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards.
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