An autonomous vehicle has no driver to communicate with about whether it’s safe to cross.
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Pedestrians are wary of autonomous cars, but they trust traffic lights. Researchers suggest driverless cars could communicate directly with the signals to make their own actions more predictable.
Smart transport solutions make better use of existing infrastructure and reduce the need to build expensive new roads.
Faced with the eye-watering costs of building infrastructure, it makes sense to turn to much more cost-effective smart technology to get traffic flowing.
Decisions made by engineers today will determine how all cars drive.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.
Will the reality match the hype that’s promised from a future with driverless cars?
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
Do not inhale.
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Most drivers recognise the need to observe a lower speed in school zones, so why do many still break the limit?
Blaming motorists for their speeding may at times be undeserved. We have recently shown that, rather than intentional wrong-doing by drivers, cognitive factors can explain speeding behaviour. Policies…