Este mes, a speeding car killed a young child at North Florida Avenue and 109º Avenue. Four days later, un cacharro que afecta a cuatro vehículos en U.S. Carretera 19 dejado una pareja muerta ancianos. Not even two days passed before there was another fatal accident in Tampa Bay, éste en el 3700 bloque de Corte Lowry.

Throughout Tampa Bay — and the United States as a whole — car accident deaths and injuries are all too common. The National Safety Council estimates there were 32,200 deaths on American roads last year. According to their studies, human error is to blame for many of these accidents.

There are many ways to curb the effect of human errors. These include driver education campaigns, law enforcement crackdowns, and improved vehicle safety features. But what if human error was removed from the equation entirely?

Gobernador de la Florida impresionó en la pista de pruebas de Tampa

En julio 28º, the Selmon Expressway reversible express lanes were closed. En Lugar, they were used as test tracks for a new automated car from Audi, a German automobile manufacturer. Their newest product, the Audi A7, drives itself at up to 40 millas por hora, and is capable of changing lanes and speeds to account for the flow of traffic. It does all this without driver input!

The new technology does not rely on GPS, but instead utilizes an onboard computer, which has more than 20 sensors and cameras to gather and translate data for steering, breaking, and other vehicle system. Según los ingenieros, the computerized system reacts faster than any human. If this is true, it will greatly cut down on human error-related accidents.

Florida Governor Rick Scott tried the car out, calling it a “smooth ride.” Tampa is one of 10 test locations. Only two other states have welcomed this kind of testing.

La tecnología automatizada de conducción no es perfecto. The Audi a7 only drives itself at slow speed. The driver must be ready to retake control within 10 seconds of notification. Más, the technology will not be available for road use for another five years. But while there are some issues, it does show great potential for reducing the number of serious injuries and deaths on Florida roads.

Póngase en contacto con un abogado de Tampa para explorar los recursos legales a raíz de un accidente de coche

Since automated driving technology is not available to the public, we can expect that driver error accidents will continue to occur. If you are harmed in a car accident, or lose a loved one, legal recovery is one remedy to address the effects of the crash. Talk to a Tampa car accident attorney for more details.

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