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IIHS Study Finds AVs Might Not Prevent All Crashes

A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that autonomous vehicles (AVs) would struggle to eliminate most crashes.

Per IIHS, “Conventional thinking has it that self-driving vehicles could one day make crashes a thing of the past. The reality is not that simple. According to a national survey of police-reported crashes, driver error is the final failure in the chain of events leading to more than 9 out of 10 crashes.”

The study looked at more than 5,000 police-reported crashed from the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey collected by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA).