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Undefined, Unregulated Hands-Free Driving Means Unsafe Roads

Calling their vehicles “Level 2” gives automakers a free pass to blame drivers for crashes since Level 2, by definition, means human drivers are responsible for all driving -- with or without hands. A recent crash raises concerns that BMW might be practicing unsafe testing of a iX test vehicle, using Level 2 designation as a security blanket.
BMW iX hands-free driving

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By Junko Yoshida

As more vehicles are introduced with so-called “hands-free” convenience features, the automotive industry is probing uncharted territory. 

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