Possibility of Flying Cars Underscores Need to Stay Aware of the Safety Challenges Posed by New Technology, says Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock

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The Los Angeles based personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that, whether or not those long promised flying cars ever become reality, advances in transportation technology should be approached with some caution.

Development of flying car prototypes may be poised to make childhood dreams come true for some.

Whether or not flying cars ever actually appear, a host of new innovations related to transportation are very definitely on the way.

A November 20 article on Automotive News looks at the history of the long imagined and heretofore elusive development of a feasible flying car. It also explores the potential of ride-sharing giant Uber developing a line of flying taxis and, in partnership with NASA, a new air-traffic control system. Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock says that it will definitely be a challenge to deal with the countless safety concerns associated with flying cars which, after all, are cars and small aircraft, currently the two most dangerous forms of transpiration. The firm adds, however, that whether or not flying cars ever actually appear, a host of new innovations related to transportation are very definitely on the way. It adds that it makes sense for manufacturers and end-users, both individual and corporate, to exercise caution and think through the possible impacts of these advances.

The personal injury law firm notes that recent changes in personal computing technology, such as the growing ubiquity and power of smart phones, have already impacted the field of traffic safety in a largely negative way. Specifically, distracted driving has become more of an issue as smart phone users find themselves tempted to respond to texts, fix problems with apps, and engage in other extremely dangerous behavior while driving, says Legal Defenders. The legal specialists add that the law of unintended consequences always arises with new technologies, and when they interact with vehicles, the stakes tend to rise considerably.

The apparently all but inevitable arrival of some kind of self-driving automotive technology is another example, says Legal Defenders. While it’s true that, in theory, robotic drivers will be far superior to human drivers in terms of safety, since they won’t be subject to distractions or momentary lapses of judgement, and they will never be tired or impaired by a substance, the firm says that any number of as yet unknown difficulties may arise that could pose entirely unforeseen dangers.

Legal Defenders concludes by noting that it is extremely important for motorists and others to look closely at the benefits and risks of the many automotive new technologies that are just about certain to arrive. The firm notes that, even if the public never has to worry about flying cars falling from the sky or experiencing mid-air collisions, the arrival of problematic and potentially dangerous technologies is a near certainty.

Interested readers who would like to learn more about Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock may call (800) 926-8197 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.LegalDefenders.com. Legal Defenders is led by noted personal injury attorney Dr. Cameron Yadidi Brock.

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