Autonomous cars may not go through automatic car wash
Cybersecurity may be a high-level concern for autonomous cars, but not being able to drive through an automatic car wash could be an everyday irritation. BestRide.com has found 33 vehicles that require owners to manually deactivate computerized safety systems before driving through the car wash.
Collision detection, auto hold braking and other technologies are coming to every car as standard equipment by 2020, said BestRide Editor-in-chief Craig Fitzgerald. Consumers have no idea about the unintended consequences of these technologies on simple, everyday tasks. The technologies tested covered entry-level to luxury vehicles.
Thereês no standardization in how autonomous and automatic braking systems work, how theyêre disabled, or even if they can be disabled, said International Car Wash Association CEO Eric Wulf. He said his group would like to talk to OEMs about a standardized engineering solution.Download Bulletin PDF