Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Too Safe? 

Google has an interesting conundrum with its driverless cars.  It seems that they are too safe.  The cars follow traffic instructions exactly but human driver's don't.  Hence, the cars have been caught in circumstances beyond their software, such as passing through a four-way stop.  Public relations would call for driver-less vehicles to drive like the public, even if it means bending traffic rules a little.  The cars should act as much as possible as a safe human driver would.  It is an irony that the vehicles have been in fender-benders, not because of what they have done but because of what careless drivers have done to them.  Google is far along in developing the driver-less auto, but it still has a way to go.  The chances are good that it will get there.


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