Reply to post: Re: Tip o' the iceberg

Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

Bumpy Cat

Re: Tip o' the iceberg

@John Bailey,

It's a fair question, but the difference between a self-driving car and a manual car at a traffic light, is

- a manual car can be driven away if the vehicle or passengers are attacked, overriding safety procedures like the red light or pedestrians blocking the way

- a traffic light by definition is at a junction or area of high traffic, where overt robbery is likely to have witnesses, who may even intervene. Immobilising a self-driving car can be done at any point on any road, and naturally quiet country roads or urban side streets at night would be the prime location.

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