31 May '16, 6pm

New patent drawings show more ways of protecting pedestrians from self-driving cars, and vice versa

New patent drawings show more ways of protecting pedestrians from self-driving cars, and vice versa

A lot of people are worried about what happens when you mix pedestrians with self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles (AVs). There is a real concern that some pedestrians might play chicken with them, knowing that they are programmed according to Azimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and may not injure a human being. Years ago David Alpert wrote in Citylab: We might see a small number of people taking advantage of that to cross through traffic, knowing the cars can't kill him. That will slow the cars down, and their drivers will start lobbying for even greater restrictions on pedestrians, like fences preventing midblock crossings. Google has proposed flypaper to soften the blow; I have suggested revisiting Norman Bel Geddes’ idea of grade separating cars and people . However recent patent drawings by Matt Cortright and shown on City Observatory shed light on some other, more mod...

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