If you want self-driving cars, prepare to be sacrificed

Self-driving cars have trouble with cyclists.

It isn’t just the infamous trackstand that flummoxed a Google car.

It’s that the car designers haven’t been able to program the intelligence a human driver brings to interacting with a cyclist.  As limited as that intelligence seems to be.

This was reported in 2016.

And again in 2017.

And it appears not to be any better in 2018.

The latest, from Slate, adds in Trek’s collaboration with Ford.  Which does seem like a cop out.

 




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