Although automobile companies and technology giants are competing to produce autonomous cars, the accidents of Boeings are once again challenging the safety of autonomous systems.
Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes were not allowed to be lifted after the accidents of Boeing planes. The explanation of the software problem after the accidents that cost hundreds of people’s lives also affected people’s approach to autonomous systems.
Dr. Mercedes chief Dr Dieter Zetsche, known as Z, said on autonomous vehicles, ğ It’s important to have a psychological dimension, if you look at those who are in Boeing right now, you can imagine what happens when a system crashes. Z
Dr. According to Z, even if autonomous vehicles are ten times more secure than normal vehicles, a single major accident can lead to the loss of interest of the society in this technology. Speaking at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Zetsche said the accident, Boeing’ın MCAS auto-crash prevention systems allegedly caused the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines flights.
Although research on the subject continues, it is possible to say that people’s perspective on autonomous vehicles has changed in a negative way. According to Reuters’ survey, half of US adults find autonomous vehicles dangerous and two-thirds say they will avoid buying autonomous vehicles.