Self-driving cars need human intuition

“If self-driving cars are going to achieve their promise as a revolution in urban transportation—delivering reduced emissions, better mobility, and safer streets—they will have to exist on a level playing field with the humans who already use those roads. They will have to be good citizens, not only skilled at avoiding at-fault accidents, but able to drive in such a way that their behavior is expected, comprehensible, and clear to other vehicles’ drivers and the pedestrians and cyclists sharing space with them.”

This excellent piece by Sam Anthony, CTO and cofounder of Perceptive Automata, is very much in line with the work of Melissa Cefkin, who we interviewed recently, and will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming EPIC conference.