NHTSA Takes the First Step in Creating Safety Regulations for Autonomous Vehicles

So far, however, self-driving vehicles don’t seem to be living up to the hype. In a 2020 study published in Transportation Research Procedia, researchers found that “rear-end” collisions were more common with autonomous vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also reported this year (2020) that autonomous vehicles may not prevent as many accidents as expected, mostly because of “driver error,” which they should be able to avoid, “Is the final failure in a chain of events leading to more than 9 out of 10 crashes.”