Sunday, January 23, 2022

Nio Requires Safety Quiz to enable Automated Driving Feature

Autonomous driving technology is still something new. Many companies are working on it and despite of many advancements made in recent years we are still not on a safe level.

Every car manufacturer is trying to find its own direction when it comes to self-driving. Unfortunately some of the changes they make come as a result of tragic events that occurred while one of their vehicles was driving itself. A couple days ago a Nio vehicle had a crash and the Chinese Company was accused of tempering with the crash data.

Nio is now reportedly asking drivers to take a quiz and watch a short six-minute video before being allowed to drive with the assisted driving features enabled.

This new change was prompted after a recent fatal crash in an ES8 SUV which was on Pilot mode on a stretch of road where the speed limit is 120 km/h or 75 mph. The Nio ES8 drove straight into a road maintenance vehicle.

Nio will know require it’s drivers to watch shows off the Nio Pilot system’s main features. It also makes the viewer aware that it doesn’t do autonomous driving. The educational video makes sure that if the customer uses the assisted driving solution the driver to pay attention to the road at all times. 

The video also explains how Nio Pilot is enabled, disabled, how it handles lane changes and how you can adjust the speed and distance to the car in front.

Nio saw a small drop in its share price after the Crash and it appears the Company is trying to improve its Image again. Nio is not the first Chinese Company to require drivers to take a test. Xpeng does it as well.

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It will also be interesting to see if American Car makers such as Tesla will follow and require a test before enabling FSD. We will keep you posted about further developments.

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