Two cars both trying to merge into the same lane, one backs off and lets the other in. And Reuters tries to turn it into controversy?
I like the Google spokesperson’s comment in the Ars Technica version of this story: “The headline here is that two self-driving cars did what they were supposed to do in an ordinary everyday driving scenario.”
Instead, how about we say “Self-driving cars continue their streak of no passengers killed” while human drivers kill over 3000 per day (http://asirt.org/Initiatives/Informing-Road-Users/Road-Safety-Facts/Road-Crash-Statistics)
Originally shared by Dan Sandler
Next stop: Boston.
“The incident occurred as the Delphi car, an Audi Q5 crossover, was preparing to change lanes. As it did so the Google car, a Lexus RX400h crossover, abruptly moved in front of it forcing the Audi to abandon its manoeuvre.”