The current group of companies chasing the dream of putting a mass-market driverless car into production has yet to clear several significant hurdles. The current state of semi-autonomous driving technology still has systems being confused by the slightest deviations from standard road markings. A mispainted yellow line has caused problems recently on an interstate highway in Florida for cars equipped with driver assistance technology.
Drivers in Jacksonville, Florida, were shocked to see a yellow line pained down the middle of Interstate 95. This is the same yellow line typically used to split the shoulder from the lane of travel. WJXT followed the mispainted line for over 20 miles as it meandered between active lanes. The lane departure system on First Coast News’ 2024 Subaru Crosstrek alerted the driver seven times and ultimately attempted to take control of the vehicle.
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