NIO runs an autonomous driving road test with its ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV, in Shanghai. NIO’s driver-assistance system has become the subject of controversy following a fatal accident in August. Photo: Handout NIO runs an autonomous driving road test with its ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV, in Shanghai. NIO’s driver-assistance system has become the subject of controversy following a fatal accident in August. Photo: Handout
NIO runs an autonomous driving road test with its ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV, in Shanghai. NIO’s driver-assistance system has become the subject of controversy following a fatal accident in August. Photo: Handout

Autonomous driving tech causes alarm in China following fatal NIO car accident, but experts say training mitigates risks

  • Debate has erupted over driver-assistance systems, which offers some autonomous functionality, following a fatal accident involving a NIO ES8 SUV
  • Many buyers say they were not educated about the tech’s limitations, which analysts say is necessary to help prevent future accidents

Topic |   Autonomous driving
NIO runs an autonomous driving road test with its ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV, in Shanghai. NIO’s driver-assistance system has become the subject of controversy following a fatal accident in August. Photo: Handout NIO runs an autonomous driving road test with its ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV, in Shanghai. NIO’s driver-assistance system has become the subject of controversy following a fatal accident in August. Photo: Handout
NIO runs an autonomous driving road test with its ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV, in Shanghai. NIO’s driver-assistance system has become the subject of controversy following a fatal accident in August. Photo: Handout
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