An eye-grabbing piece from the Daily Mail: Human drivers will bully robot cars unless the vehicles are programmed to be more aggressive, warns Mercedes-Benz CEO
Driverless cars will be programmed to follow the law, whereas human drivers often speed, drive dangerously and cut people off.
Mr Exler said: ‘They’ll look for the autonomous car and that’s where they’ll cut in.’
Driverless cars could be programmed to be more aggressive in response to other drivers, but Mr Exler said he doubts regulators would allow that to happen.
Darn humans. How can we design them out of the transportation system?
In July, Mercedes-Benz also unveiled its self-driving ‘Future Bus’, which it says will be the ‘local public transport of the future’.
As well as being self-driving, the Future Bus will contain a range of modern features in the aim of allowing its passengers to ‘enjoy a fascinating driving experience.’