When cars are partly self-driving, humans may not feel responsible for crashes
Researchers in the psychology department at the University of Utah are studying whether semi-autonomous driving technology will make things better or worse. During the experiments, people are put in semi-autonomous driving simulators to measure their reaction times when something goes wrong. Kelly Funkhouser, researcher and graduate teaching assistant of psychology, said when subjects were distracted, average reaction time in the simulator almost doubled. Read more.