Mapping must be perfect
GPS has made a massive dierence to our daily lives. But even its biggest advocates have to admit it isn’t perfect.
Connectivity relies on GPS – along with radar, lidar and other sensors – to know where you are in relation to other road users. All the while there’s a driver at the wheel, paying attention, its hiccups can be overridden. But subtract the driver and all those systems need to be lawless.
And there needs to be global accord and co-operation, so that everybody agrees what’s a one-way street, what’s a train track and what’s a river.