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How safe is your vehicle’s infotainment system?

Over the past few years, vehicles have been catching up with the latest technology. It’s now common for Buffalo residents to drive cars that come with digital devices, called infotainment systems, built into the center console. Although these systems include helpful features, they might not be as safe as manufacturers claim. In the digital age, you may feel pressured to be “always on,” or constantly accessible through phone calls, texts and email. For this reason, texting and driving has remained a major issue on New York roadways, but infotainment systems might soon replace phones as the top cause of distracted

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‘Smart’ semi-autonomous cars lack intelligence

On behalf of The Joy E. Miserendino Law Firm, P.C. posted in car accidents on Friday, May 24, 2019. The tech and automotive worlds were abuzz in 2015 when revolutionary electric automaker Tesla publicly released its “Autopilot” feature. A first-of-its-kind technology, it allowed cars to drive and park semi-autonomously. In the three and a half years since its launch, software and hardware updates have added more features like lane changes, freeway navigation, parallel parking and others. But Tesla’s Autopilot feature may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Consumer reports recently tested the newly updated “Navigate on Autopilot” driving system. It found “it doesn’t work

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Bad signs can cause serious accidents

Highway departments place signs by the roadside in order to clarify what happens just ahead. People depend on signs, especially when they are in area they are not familiar with. But unless the sign is carefully worded and placed, the sign itself can lead to serious accidents. Ambiguous signs People understand STOP signs at intersections. After that, there are many opportunities for ambiguity. Google confusing street signs and you will get a taste of how absurd signage can be: An intersection with signs indicating 20 different state and county roads. You are almost guaranteed to be rear-ended while you try to make sense

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How important is the auto accident investigation?

Highway departments place signs by the roadside in order to clarify what happens just ahead. People depend on signs, especially when they are in area they are not familiar with. But unless the sign is carefully worded and placed, the sign itself can lead to serious accidents. Ambiguous signs People understand STOP signs at intersections. After that, there are many opportunities for ambiguity. Google confusing street signs and you will get a taste of how absurd signage can be: An intersection with signs indicating 20 different state and county roads. You are almost guaranteed to be rear-ended while you try to make sense

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