How Google’s robotic cars deal with human stupidity

Like the Terminator T-800, Google’s self-driving cars don’t feel pity, remorse or fear. But they also never lose their patience or get distracted by smartphones, and Google has revealed data collected by its vehicles showing just how bad we human drivers can get. It said the goal with the Medium article was to improve road safety by reminding us that “driver error causes 94 percent of crashes.” Program director Chris Urmson said that “our safety drivers routinely see people weaving in and out of their lanes; we’ve spotted people reading books, and even one playing a trumpet.”

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