While it is the intent of connected vehicles to reduce the rates of automobile crashes, injuries, and deaths, one must remember that systems always have glitches. We can try to think of every glitch that could happen and create a solution response to this, but sometimes things happen that are out of our control. We must also think about computer hackers and what this could do to both connected vehicles and automated vehicles. Another issue is not all vehicles on the rode will be connected for many years. So while in this transition, one cannot truly depend on the signals from their connected vehicle. For instance, if you are turning left and do not see a vehicle coming towards you, and it is not a connected vehicle, then your vehicle will not pick up on the oncoming car and this is a potential crash. People will become lazy and assume that they can rely on their connected vehicles when that will not be the case for a very long time. One must project a year in which it is assumed that all vehicles will be connected. Drivers must also be encouraged/warned that they must still rely on their own safe driving practices and not simply on a vehicle. There will be plenty of drivers who will not take necessary precautions, for instance, looking before you switch lanes and checking your blind spot. They will instead depend on the car for a warning if it is not safe. This cannot be done when they will be a mixture of cars with the connected capabilities, and those without.
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