Self-drive car chaos

The Guardian - - JOURNAL -

Once dare­dev­ils, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans work out just how safe they are with this new tech­nol­ogy (Google’s self-driv­ing car avoids hit­ting a woman chas­ing a bird, the­, 17 March), it is easy to imag­ine how there might be a bat­tle for rights of way. Busy cross­ings dur­ing rush hour could be­come an un­bro­ken stream of pedes­tri­ans as self-driv­ing cars wait help­lessly. It is only a small leap from here to imag­ine the phys­i­cal mea­sures that may need to be im­ple­mented to keep ve­hi­cles and pedes­tri­ans sep­a­rate. Fenced in pave­ments? Raised road­ways?

Robert Cullen Gothen­burg, Swe­den

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