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When we share roads with robot cars

In Uncategorized on 23/10/2016 at 5:04 am

It will be a nightmare. Traffic will be gridlocked. There’ll be fights and in the US, killings.

A robot car’s

sensors could decide that it’s only safe to overtake when there’s no oncoming traffic at all. On a busy road at school home time, this may be never, leading to increasingly exasperated passengers and increasingly angry drivers queuing behind.

And how will a robot car nudging out from a T-junction into oncoming traffic be able to make the necessary eye contact with a human driver?

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37706666

Actually, humans are the danger

Google’s test cars have now racked up more than two million fully-autonomous miles of driving on public roads in California, Arizona, Texas and Washington, reporting a handful of minor accidents to the Californian authorities.

Interestingly, quite a few of these accidents have involved human-driven vehicles going into the back of the Google cars, suggesting perhaps that the ultra-cautious robots, with safety as their first priority, are more timid in their approach than we’re used to.

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  1. Actually the Financial Time’s style and design guru, and resident poser, Tyler Brule had a much better critique of self drive cars.https://www.ft.com/content/947619f4-653f-11e6-8310-ecf0bddad227

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