Robot race in traffic

It took only a year for a university team to build a robot car that could complete a DARPA cross-country race without a major failure. Next year’s 60-mile race could be a lot harder, and some of the participants could be unwitting. The robots, at least, will have to be law-abiding.

"They will have to stop at stop signs, look for other vehicles, obey the rules of precedence at intersections, obey traffic laws (don’t cross double yellow center lines), pass other stationary and slow moving cars,  back up, park, make a U-turn and plan a new course when the main road is blocked, and take evasive action if a collision with another vehicle is imminent."

Don’t look now, but that ‘dummy’ in the car ahead of you really might be one.

Read it all at Doc In The Machine

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