Reply to post: Re: Yes, it IS a game of chicken.

Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: Yes, it IS a game of chicken.

If I'm thinking what you're thinking, I believe the original concept was for them to have straight sides. However, the mechanicals needed to make them mobile were too big to fit in the original frames; in addition, widening the bottoms to fit them made them more stable, so they went with the modified design, and one of television's most iconic villains was created.

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