Self-driving car accidents: Robot drivers are ‘odd, and that’s why they get hit’

Robot Drivers Are Odd

Source: Ryan Beene
Affiliation: Seattle Times

This article describes a surprising reason why self-driving vehicles get into accidents: they are too cautious. The article argues that because self-driving vehicles are overly cautious and follow the law to the letter, they drive in a way that is too distinct from the way human drivers on the road drive, which ends up making them more prone to accidents. One recommendation is to program the autonomous vehicles to break the rules in a safe and principled way like human drivers do.

Keywords: Computer Science , Self-Driving Cars , Tech Ethics