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Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos

Dazed and Confused

Re: Not surprised

Many North America animals apparently push roos in the stupidity department.

You don't even need to go for wild animals.

Cat's have no road sense either. They are genetically programmed to assume that they are more important than you are and that you only exist to feed them, so naturally assume that when they want to cross the road you'll just stop. Secondly they are genetically programmed to assume that they are faster than you, so the thought of "I'm not going to make it" never occurs to them either. They just rush on.

I've also got a theory that sheep can't see anything travelling at more than 40MPH. Presumably there is no natural predator for them which moves anything like that speed so why bother to develop sense to cope.

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