With so much technology powering cars today, can we doubt that this technology can “take over”? One man says his car stopped responding to his commands and “kidnapped” him.
The MG ZS EV is an electric car... but it doesn't have autonomous driving
It all happened in Scotland, where 53-year-old Brian Morrison had to call the police when the car stopped responding to the controls he was giving the car. According to Cornwall Live newspaper, the car maintained a constant speed of 50 kilometers per hour, and to avoid accidents, Brian called the police to help him stop the car.
I realized something was wrong as I approached the roundabout and tried to slow down, but I couldn't. I heard a loud noise like the brake pedals, but since it was a new car, I knew there couldn't be a problem with it. I managed to get around the roundabout at about 50km/h, and I had a long way to go, so I assumed the car would slow down if I didn't accelerate, but it didn't. I have mobility issues so I couldn't even jump out of the car, I was completely stuck
The police quickly put a plan into effect that allowed the car, which was driving on autopilot, to collide with a truck without causing any serious damage. Despite being an electric car, it didn't have automatic driving, which was strange.
The electric car in question was the MG ZS EV, from the British brand MG Motor, a subsidiary of the Chinese company SAIC. Speaking to the Daily Star, the manufacturer said it was "urgently trying to contact Mr Morrison so the engineering team can fully inspect the vehicle".
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