Reply to post: Re: fun.apply(handbrake)

Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

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Re: fun.apply(handbrake)

"something to do with not trusting the braking distances of vehicles and leaving a bit of a safety gap (something van drivers seem completely incapable of doing)."

Murphy's Law of safety gaps: The minimum safe distance to trail behind a car will be greater than the minimum distance that allows another car to interpose itself between you and it. And you usually can't build a new gap because the car behind you is tailgating to prevent such an occurrence.

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