Are self-driving cars being held back by human behavior?

 

May 23, 2017

It’s quite possible that fully autonomous vehicles will take to the roads in limited areas within the next five years. But any larger-scale integration is likely years away. The reason? Us pesky humans. A Washington Post report suggests that one of the biggest challenges facing self-driving cars is their interaction with human drivers. While autonomous vehicles are programmed to follow all the rules of the road, humans rarely do. Says ECE professor Raj Rajkumar, “There’s an endless list of these cases where we as humans know the context, we know when to bend the rules and when to break the rules.”

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