No matter what car manufacturers will invent in order to maximize road safety and minimize accident hazards, there will always be a little tiny variable to spoil everything: human error.
One of many Murphy laws states that “any system which depends upon human reliability is unreliable”. That’s because our beauty, as humans, stands in imperfection and as long as we will operate something, its purpose will be compromised. Besides, only humans with inventiveness can replicate every possible scenario that could happen.
For instance, check out the guy driving the Volvo in the video. He wanted to demonstrate how Volvo’s city-safe system recognizes pedestrians and automatically stops the car if someone jumps in front of it. The only problem is, the driver forgot to turn the system on. Want to guess what happened?
So, after Volvo spends millions of billions in order to develop a crash avoiding system, a random guy forgets to turn it on. Why was it off in the first place?
Hat tip to Borys S.!
Note: This is not the first time something like this has happened to Volvo – remember this embarrassing presentation when a S60 crashed into a truck while showing off its ‘Collision Warning With Auto Brake’ system to journalists back in 2010?