We don’t trust self-driving cars but chances are we get them anyway. Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt discuss whether companies can convince US drivers to take their hands off the wheel.
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One thought on “DTNS 2767 – Beating the Self Driving Horse”
Listening to the May 23 episode and I feel the need to disagree with Veronica about the rubbernecking issue and self driving cars.
Self driving cars are perfect for rubbernecking. The reason rubberneckers slow down traffic is reflexive slowing to look. Self drive allows gawking as you pass at normal speeds.
Since cameras and other sensors are required anyway, giving the rider a display with the ability to scroll back and look at things passed seems pretty easy to implement (either as a regular or optional feature). Dashboard and backup cameras are already available.