Malfunctions with Driver Assistance Systems
Advanced driver assistance systems have been employed in many different automobile models. These systems add a variety of improvements meant to keep drivers out of harm’s way. In some cases, a driver assistance system can even help a driver prevent a collision they would have otherwise caused. However, if a computer malfunction occurs, these systems may go off-line or to cause the vehicle to respond in a manner that is unsafe. This can leave a motorist without an important safety system that could keep them from being injured.
To discuss your legal options if you have been injured because of a computer system defect, contact the Iowa auto accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
The Hazards of Failed Computer Systems
A driver assistance system is often a complex computer system that reads a series of sensors and calculates how to improve the vehicle’s performance or how to prevent an accident. Through these calculations, an advanced driver assistance system can actually improve a driver’s abilities in some cases.
The following systems are included in many newer automobiles:
- Adaptive speed controls
- Better control while going down a hill
- Improved night vision
- Drowsiness alerts for tired drivers
- Blind spot warning systems
Losing these assistance systems can make driving less safe, especially for motorists who are accustomed to the benefits of these systems.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a defective advanced driver assistance system, there may be legal action available against the manufacturer. To learn more about your rights and options, contact the Iowa vehicle defect lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.