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Robots are ruining people’s driving skills

The freedom afforded by semi-autonomous aids has invited abuse by distracted drivers

By Keith Naughton  /  Bloomberg

Even if a driver hops into an unfamiliar car that is equipped with a system, performance varies widely by brand. Some adaptive cruise controls, for example, can bring a car to a full stop during low-speed driving, but not at highway speeds.

“So a driver may become accustomed to it working in town, but not realize that above speeds of 50 miles per hour [97 kilometers per hour], it’s not going to bring the vehicle to a stop,” Brannon said. “And that could end badly.”

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